Market Square 1896
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It still looks much as it did in the horse-and-buggy era. Signs are visible for Sam Lee’s Chinese Laundry and Parmenter’s Dry Goods and Small Wares. A bicycle shop is located near the North Church beyond the sign for W. I. Trafton & Sons, Electricians. A hand-painted notice below reads "Great Sacrifice of Watches and Jewelry" in a "Closing Out Sale". The Traftons moved just a block away.



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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Archive

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