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1916: Harrington Corner, Worcester, Massachusetts. This is the same location that appears in the Shorpy picture entitled "Main Street: 1906". The vantage point is slightly different, taken at the corner diagonally opposite of that shown in the 1906 photo. This picture from 1916 was taken by E.B. Luce Photographers. View full size.