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.
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.
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.
Rockport’s own Jane Squires often worked as a model for Vincent’s Advertising. My guess this was an ad campaign for Cape Ann Savings Bank and a vacation savings campaign.
A Rockport town meeting sometime between 1948 and 1963. Though to be 1959 in Community School gym, the possible vote was for the new high school. Note: there are 48 stars on the flag and the 49 star flag wasn’t issued until July 1959.
This features Harry Mills, long time president of the Granite Savings Bank.
Special thanks to the members of the Facebook page “You know you grew up in Rockport when…” in helping me the people and the possible year. Especially, Dana Johnson for their research time.
Cardinal Cushing visits Rockport MA with Father Whalen at St. Joachim church.
Special thanks to the members of the Facebook page “You know you grew up in Rockport when…” in helping me define the Cardinal and year.
This was Peter’s confirmation class in 1959.
This was a project Peter Vincent did when he was at the SMFA in Boston. It was shot in Rockport MA at SBYC and the voice over was done by Ken Vincent.