Rockport Harbor Master Gene “Shorty” Lesch

Posted 01/02/18 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:


Which linoleum will work for the kitchen?

Happy New Year

Posted 12/31/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

Wishing you a Happy and Warm New Year!!

AGH – The Dr. Will See You Now

There are very few images from this series from AGH in Gloucester. There are no names, documents or ideas on what campings or programs the photos were a part of, though they do have a nice 70’s feel going on.

Seagulls and the Harbor

Posted 08/28/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

I wish we could see these Gloucester docks clearer.

What is this?

Posted 08/27/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

What is this device and how was it used on the Gloucester docks?

Joey C at Good Morning Gloucester believes it is a fish unloader, likely for redfish.

What do you think this is?

Bluewaters – Gloucester Fleet

These photos of the Gloucester boat Bluewaters, were likely taken by Peter. In college, Peter had done a series of images of modern fishing boats and their engine propellors and these images would fit well into that collection.

Kathy, Linda and Margie

The influence of the Swedish / Scandinavian culture in Rockport should not be overlooked. It is a major part of its history. Though as generations pass, the shadows of the Swedish influence stays alive by the work of the local Spiran Lodge #98 .  At one point there were three Swedish churches in Pigeon Cove which all three have now been converted to private residences.

The bellow series of photos makes me wonder if Ken was working on a project for the lodge. These were taken at the  Haven Ave residence/studio, and include sisters Kathy & Lynda Hamilton and Margie Erkkila.


Capt. Ned Cameron

Posted 07/30/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

I originally posted this set of images thinking it was Jack Goddard, though have been corrected that it is Ned Cameron. Thanks to the Goddard family for helping me out.


Yacht Concepts for Gloucester Paint

Posted 07/26/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

You know a 3.5 horse Sears motor can run a yacht? Especially, if the bottom is painted with Gloucester Paints!

Another interesting concept from Vincent Advertising on Haven Ave. I love the hand on the right side holding up the motor and the odd placements of everything else. 1960’s advertising at an all time high!

What the tagline, who is the market?

Rockport Artist Francis Mordecai

Posted 07/22/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

Francis Mordecai was a longtime Rockport Artist. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Ken and Elizabeth were both grads of SMFA)  and likely one of the connections to the many Rockport / SMFA student connected to Rockport. She was a member of the Rockport Art Association, and Cape Ann Society of Modern Artists (1958-1977) and I believe she was also the author of Understanding Modern Art, which was co-written with Helen Stone.


Money and Mortgage and other ad concepts

Posted 07/22/17 by Eoin Vincent and filed under:

I love these old ad concepts from Haven Ave. They were likely for Cape Ann savings bank, though I have not seen any ads or comps that take these concepts any further. Elizabeth is the one pulling and the cut out $$, though I am not sure if that is Ken’s hand placing the O. Does marriage really = mortgage