Bargains on Market Street
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In 1874 Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote of Portsmouth: "Market Street is the stronghold of the dry- goods shops." Here in 1895 Henry C. Hopkins was learning to compete in a changing world. He replaced the slogan of his predecessor that read "everything first class". Hopkins, instead, proclaimed that he could "meet of beat Boston prices".


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Henry C. Hopkins shop on Market Street Portsmouth, NH, turn of century (c) Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

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Carved Bellamy eagle above Market Street shop, Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum photo archive