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Then and Now…old photos tell a story

Notice the small number above the doorway entrance to this “mom and pop” shop: #840.  What else does this picture tell us?  It’s a grocery store, presumably owned by the man in the center.  Jello and Lipton’s Tea were already … Continue reading

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Vintage photos lead you on treasure hunts

For years, I’d been led to believe that this shop had been located on Clinton Street on New York’s Lower East Side.  Although 550 Clinton St. is a bona fide address, researching a 1916 city directory led me to this … Continue reading

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