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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Vendors at the Corner of Prince Street

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

As the warm weather approaches, you may start to see local vendors set up on street corners in the North End – maybe you even bought fresh vegetables or flowers from them in previous years!

Well, some things never seem to change. This old photo of a couple selling vegetables on the corner of Prince Street and Salem Street dates all the way back to 1935. What was a good spot for business back then, might still be true today.

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6 Replies to “Historic Neighborhood Photo: Vendors at the Corner of Prince Street

  1. Haha! This is great. People parked their vehicles at the corner and made it impossible to turn left even back then!

  2. We also had the iceman,oil man,rag man and the old man with the horse and cart known as the “watermelon man”

    1. More recently the lemonaide lady on a hot day. It think mostly older people trying to get a little sopplemental income, not real commerace and not a handout, just a little extra and social interaction.

  3. Michael, I remember the watermelon man. He used to yell out “watermel” without the on at the end. I am sure he was Italian.

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