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Circa 1907. "Street in Lakeport, New Hampshire." Points of interest in this view of the fair city (last seen here) include the Lovejoy & Prescott fire insurance agency, Adkin & Adkin Millinery, the L.E. Pickering restaurant, Frank Clow Wood & Coal ("Hard, Soft, Bobbin & Slab"), W.A. Moore Boots & Shoes, and a lady having a conversation with her horse. Not pictured: sign painter with a graduate degree in ampersands. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.