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The Candy Man: 1937

The Candy Man: 1937

August 1937. "Street in Manchester, New Hampshire." The Merchants of Manchester. Medium-format nitrate negative by Edwin Locke. View full size.

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Red Arrow Launch

How many potential customers never found the place, following the arrow's direction?

What that is

are pipes for refrigerant to cool window showcase, probably for meats.


I didn't know Copenhagen brand snuff went back that far. The advertisement looked all too familiar since this was my father's brand of snuff for most of his life. I grew up seeing a lot of Copenhagen.

What's in a name?

I do believe the title of this photograph would have a whole different
meaning to folks like Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Elvis.

All gone today

Assuming we're looking at the beginning, even-numbered side of Lake Avenue, nothing in this picture remains today. The Verizon Wireless Arena, built about ten years ago, occupies the site.

I got one for you

How many Candy store owners does it take to change a light bulb?

What Is That?

Can anyone shed light on what that S-shaped coil is in the window of the storefront on the left side of the picture?

Red Arrow

The Red Arrow diner is a Manchester landmark,known for it's tourtiere.Open 24 hours a day, it's seen many politicians swing through to meet voters.

Lake Ave

From the 1937 city directory, there was a Red Arrow Lunch at 37 Lake, a barber at 41 Lake, and a confectioner at 47 Lake. The block has been 'modernized'. There is still a Red Arrow Diner in town at one of the 1930 addresses where there was a Red Arrow Lunch. I'd like to know more about the 'Red Arrow Lunch System'; seems they had several places.

Gum Dispenser

I'm pretty sure that is a gum dispensing machine in front of the Red Arrow. Can anyone make out the name?

[Looks like one of these. - tterrace]

Awesome. You guys rock.

White Shoes

Nice. Clark Griswold would be jealous. Hell I'm jealous!

1931 Pontiac

A 1931 Pontiac poking its nose in - the radiator cap looks to be Pontiac, otherwise it could easily be the Pontiac's "companion," a 1931 Oakland, which would have been the last model year before GM retired the brand.

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