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Long Beach Rodeo, circa 1950

Long Beach Rodeo, circa 1950 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin

What’s going on here in front of the Long Beach Hotel? Remembering another rodeo photo I have, taken at the Plum Cove baseball field, I figured it out (maybe). Horses, cowboys and cowgirls in western outfits, and two different locations: this was probably a publicity event for the circus. People came to watch the horses race down the beach. The spectators tell us the time period: A policeman in vintage uniform, girls and boys checking each other out, and the cool kid in the white t-shirt (I can just see a pack of Marlboros rolled up in his sleeve). If anyone remembers the Long Beach rodeo or has any pictures, I’d love to hear from you.

Printed from the original 6×7 centimeter film negative in my darkroom.

Fred Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo

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Gloucester, MA 01930

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Ketchopulos Market, Rockport, 1931

Ketchopulos Market, Rockport, 1931 Alice M. Curtis/ ©Bodin Historic Photo
Working with this photograph has been a lot of fun for me because I’ve met so many people who have fond memories of “Ketchop’s,” as they refer to it. They recall the quality cuts of meat, produce, and particularly the beautiful lantanas hanging from the columns. Notice the Laurel and Hardy movie poster, showing at Town Hall, leaning against the tree on the left. One local woman, a Ketchopulos, pointed out to her friend while in the gallery: “There I am as a little girl!” The Ketchopulos Market closed in the early 1970’s, but the building remains on Broadway.
Printed from the original 5×7 inch film negative in my darkroom.
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Granite Schooner, Lanes Cove

Granite Schooner Flora Condon, Lanes Cove, 1909 John I. Coggeshall/©Bodin Historic Photo
The three masted schooner Flora Condon loading Cape Ann granite in Lanes Cove. Granite blocks were wheeled on a gallymander along a ramp and then lowered with block and tackle into the ship’s hold. The schooner was 123 feet long, and was built in 1872 in Belfast, Maine.  She was lost off Cape Cod in December of 1911. John Ingersoll Coggeshall  (1856 – 1927) was an accomplished sea-landscape painter and photographer, for whom Coggeshall Road in Lanesville is named.

Printed from the original 8×10 inch glass negative in my darkroom.
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930