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The sign reads "Buy Your Wagons, Harnesses, Blankets, Bicycles and Sundries at James L. Perry & Co. Vernon St." James Perry was the father of John Perry and husband of Mabel (Carpenter) Perry, both seen in other pictures I've posted. That's the Cheshire House behind the wagon. (Wonder if the bicycle came from Perry's store.) Keene, NH, July 4, 1911. Cyko RPPC.