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Catalog Number H2011.0032.0001
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content Colorized postcard with four images on the front depicting Smith's Variety Store.

Upper left photo: Exterior of the building, a two-story brick block with tall storefront windows on the first floor an dsmaller 6/6 windows with granite lentils on the second floor. A long wooden sign with Yellow lettering "Smith's Variety Store" runs the length of the building between the two floors. People and horse-drawn vehicles line the street and stand along the sidewalk. Upper floor sign reads "Bell The Tailor"

Upper right photo: Interior view depicting many displays of clothing and housewares.
Lower left photo: Interior view depicting glassware and dishes displayed in foreground.
Lower right photo: Interior view depicting long rows of items for sale of varying colors, perhaps clothing.

Back has vertical line to separate address from writing space. "Miss Eul__ C____ (Currier?). Smith Variety Store, Laconia, NH"
Earliest Date 1900.0
Latest Date 1920.0
Additional Information 0.0
People Smith
Bell
Search Terms Main Street
Smith's Variety Store
Bell the Tailor
Subjects Downtown districts
Business districts
Tailor shops
Tailoring
Tailors
Cloth
Clothing & dress
Variety stores
Dishes
China
Glassware
Household goods
Horse-drawn Vehicles
Clothing stores
1900s