Fast and Able – Great Gloucester Fishing Vessels

Fast and Able

Getting Ready for the Gloucester Schooner Festival on Labor Day Weekend. 

FAST AND ABLE – Great Gloucester Fishing Vessels

By Gordan W. Thomas

Book at Main Street Arts and Antiques at 124 Main Street Gloucester MA

Fast and Able Schooners

Poster photo contains 41 Schooners and their dates of operation.

Main Street Arts and Antiques

And now, after a cat post, back to our regularly scheduled programming – my series on second-hand shopping in Gloucester! Today we visit another antique store, Main Street Arts and Antiques (124 Main St.), run by GMG contributor David Cox.

_main street arts and antiques façadeThe store is open 11-5 Mon-Sat, 1-5 Sunday.  David sells a wide variety of items.  I asked him what his store has that others don’t – for what kind of item would his store be the go-to place?  His response: ephemera! Think postcards and things of that sort. I believe that genus also includes what I have seen there a few times – a significant selection of antique photos, photo albums, and scrap books, which are fascinating. They give you a glimpse into the life of a person or a family long-dead and often unidentified in the material.  For romantics like me, seeing those old photos and clippings allows you to imagine the story and background of the family, coming up with explanations for the clothing and expressions in the photos.  I bought some as a gift for my sister-in-law who enjoys vintage photos. I have to admit I wast tempted to keep some for myself…

So anyway, here are some photos of the store, to give you a better idea:

As you can see, he has lots of different things!  He also sells prints of some of his own photos; his photographic skills are well known to regular GMG readers.

Matthew Green

Antique Store Find- Bad Ass Mirror At Main Street Art And Antiques

After chowing down crabcakes benedict at Sugar Mags yesterday morning I strolled through Main Street Art and Antiques.  I like rolling through there if for no other reason than to listen to the Sinatra vinyl they are spinning in the back part of the store.

I spied this bad ass mirror sitting there waiting for the taking.  It’s a beauty.