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Mary Tucker Submits East Main Street Photos from 1905

Good morning Kim ~ these photos came from a publication I have titled “Photographic History of Gloucester” published in 1976 by Cape Ann Bank and Trust.  Notice the street car tracks ~ next photo you will be able to see … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – State Fish Pier (1938)

1938 – COMMUNITY FISH PIER COMPLETED “All Ready for Business Gloucester’s $1,250,000 Community Fish Pier – Modern in every respect”

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1918 Water Front Pass for Gorton-Pew Fisheries

Below is an 1918 Water Front pass for Gorton-Pew Fisheries. Manuel Barber  (Azorean Barbaro)   is the maternal great grandfather of Donald Lacerda a long time resident of Gloucester. Barber was a Gloucester Fisherman, but after his wife died young, he … Continue reading

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Old Salt, circa 1890

Old Salt, circa 1890 Anonymous/ ©Fredrik D. Bodin I love this photograph, and affectionately call the subject  “Old Salty.” I like it so much it’s my profile picture on Facebook. This is a classic Gloucester fisherman image, with oilskin, sou’wester … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan

 New York City, circa 1910 Charles H. Cleaves/ ©Fredrik D. Bodin The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 as the longest suspension bridge in the world (5,989 feet) and the tallest free standing structure in the Northern Hemisphere. Rockport attorney and photographer Charles … Continue reading

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Gloucester Water Taxi – 1900 Style

Gloucester Harbor, circa 1900 Russell Robins/©Fredrik D. Bodin Ten years ago a woman came into my gallery with fourteen 4×5 inch glass negatives that she found in the attic, and was going to sell them in her yard sale. They … Continue reading

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Good Harbor Beach, 1930

Good Harbor Beach, 1930 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin As summer takes hold and hot weather becomes the norm, I think of this photograph, taken at the Brier Neck end of Good Harbor Beach. It looks hazy, hot, and humid. … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Catch, circa 1930

Cleaning the Catch, circa 1930 Anonymous/@Fredrik D. Bodin Sailing home in rolling seas after a fishing trip, these men clean and sort the catch. Covered with fish guts and scales, there’s no showering or shaving on a working schooner. This … Continue reading

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Front Beach, Rockport, circa 1900

Front Beach, Rockport, circa 1900 Charles H. Cleaves/©Fredrik D. Bodin These folks are enjoying Front Beach in the latest beach attire. Observatory Point sits in the distance on the right. The Rockport fire house is on the left, with its … Continue reading

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The Homecoming

 The Homecoming, circa 1950 Anonymous/©Fredrik D. Bodin It’s rare that a photograph can make me well up a bit every time I look at it. This one does. Although we can’t see see the soldier’s face, we know where he’s … Continue reading

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Annisquam Light, circa 1890

 Annisquam Light, circa 1890 Charles E. Dennison/©Fredrik D, Bodin The first Annisquam Lighthouse was built in 1801 on Wigwam Point, where the Annisqaum River meets Ipswich Bay. It was replaced in 1851 by the lighthouse in this photograph. The forty … Continue reading

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Clam Tucker

Clam Tucker ~ On the ‘Squam, circa 1900 Alice M. Curtis/©Bodin Historic Photo Clam Tucker is one of my favorite photos, and I always try to keep a print hanging in the gallery. My best guess on the location is … Continue reading

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