An unknown woman that appears to be a part of Ken’s staff. In the last few years I have meet a few people that had worked with Ken, though I do not know who this is, but I find them wonderful portraits.
The family has always had a connection to Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport. These are images from the Gloucester Paint ad campaign.
All three people are unknown.
Nick Barletta posted to Facebook as short story about Mr. Francis Bruni, the owner of the Building Center and the Pigeon Cove Turnpike.
It reminded me that I found these images from the The Building Center – Anniversary in Ken’s collection as he did the majority of the advertising for the Building Center.
I can only recognize one person and that is Walther Johnson back. Anyone recognize anyone else?
A few images of a Rockport past, were there seems to be a lot of snow on the ground. These were taken from Kodak glass-mounted slides, which dates after 1940. They are pre-1978. Maybe late 1960?
-Note I have been corrected. I was thinking that this was the 1954 North Americans, though a friend pointed out the age of some of the members, this is the 1970 North Americans in Rockport –
I ran into John Weston’s daughter a few weeks ago in Rockport and was reminded of some of these images of the North Americans that I have been wanting to post. Some classic Rockport sailors that pushed me / influenced me in Star racing in my youth.
I have to say the below is one of the stranger food beauty shots that I have seen in awhile.
My guess, is this is from the mid 1970’s. I would have loved to have heard Ken’s Don Draper pitch on this ad concept.
Vincent Advertising work with the Building Center for many years. Regretfully, I have not run across any of the finished ads, not do I remember if this is the Rockport or Gloucester Building Center.
Does anyone recognize any of these faces?
Tom (my uncle not my brother) and Peter were avid divers. Many of Peter’s early works were wrapped in diving and he tried to merge his love of drawing, photography and diving. Tom died in June of 1960 in a diving accident. This photo was taken behind the house at 18 Haven (now 38 Haven).
From the Gloucester Daily Times – Monday, June 20, 1960
Rockport Skin Diver in Mysterious Drowning
Body is Found Today – Youth Using Snorkel Device
Rockport – A 21 year old Pigeon Cove resident who has been skin diving for three years was mysteriously drowned here Sunday.
The body of Thomas Mullen Vincent of 18 Haven Avenue was found at 8:07 this morning by a commercial diver, in 35 feet of water about 35 yards east of Loblolly Cove Ledge…
When the body was recovered, diving mask. Snorkel, flippers, a quick-release lead belt weighing about 10 pounds, and rubber pants and jacket were still in place.
VINCENT’S SCUBA self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, diving outfit was in his auto parked near the shore.
Vincent left his home about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to spend the afternoon first at Back Beach and then in the Loblolly area joining others in the sport…
Joseph D. O’Neill, 28, of 8 Cove Hill Lane was one of these. A free-lance diver, who does commercial work, he was praised by others of the search party for the speed in which he located the body at the ocean bottom. It took O’Neill only 20 minutes.
PAYNOTTA, a personal friend of Vincent, commented today, “Tom was an experienced Scuba diver and snorkeler. He had been doing it for three years. He was not in the habit of going alone. He went down there with the intent of diving with others. There were skin divers all over the area. Whatever happened, there was no negligence involved. His belt was of the quick release kind that can be released in a second. It must have been a stomach cramp or heart attack.”
Vincent, according to his father, had three prominent interests, astronomy, photography and skin diving in all of which he excelled. He possessed one of the largest telescopes in this area. In photography, he had done national advertising, including General Motors Acceptance Corp. He had also worked with his father in advertising.
At Greenwich Conn. High School, he was a track star. He transferred to Rockport High in his senior year and was graduated in 1959. He planned to enter the Navy next month.
RIP Tom and Peter
Regretfully there is a bunch of 4×5 negatives that have been distorted due to heat damage years ago. As I work out ways to see these wonderful images I came across this wonderful series of Tuna Fishing. My guess is these were used for an ad, but who knows.