1893Baedecker Guide, a tourism guidebook, called Gloucester “a great resort of artists.”Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Tourism, Art

“Meeakin 2nd from right, Sharp kneeling far left, Buhler behind him in boat, Davis model, Hayden cap & pipe, Drake astride boat, Whittemore holds oar in the rear, Foster reclines center, Hardwick at easel far right,” 1892. Almon Davis, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14099
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“Gloucester, a quaint and foreign-looking city with 24,651 inhab., is said to be the largest fishing-port in the world, employing 5-6000 men in its fleets. Among the foreign vessels which put into its safe and capacious harbour are several Sicilian barques, bringing salt for the fish-curers. Gloucester is a great resort of artists, owing partly to the picturesqueness of the town itself and partly to the fine scenery of Cape Ann.” (Baedecker, pg. 92)

Spanierman Gallery. Painters of Cape Ann, 1840-1940: One Hundred Years in Gloucester and Rockport: [Exhibition] April 13 to June 22, 1996. 1996. Muirhead, James F. (James Fullarton), et al. The United States, with an Excursion into Mexico : Handbook for Travellers. Leipsic : Karl Baedeker, Publisher ; London : Dulau and Co., 1893, http://archive.org/details/unitedstateswith01muir.
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