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Catalog Number H1987.0014.HH.0035
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photograph depicts spectators lined up along Main Street, at the junction of Union Ave, awaiting a Chamber of Commerce parade. Cars drive up and down the street.

Two trucks are parked in the street facing south. One is a television service company with ladders and megaphones on top. The other is a pickup truck for WM Bisson Building Construction. A group of eight men stand on the back of the truck.

On the corner of Main Street and Union Ave is a three-story clapboarded building with Laconia Spa selling books, fruits and candy attached to a 2-story clapboarded building housing "Chester S. Higgins, Watchmaker"; the brick Laconia Savings Bank building; the Laconia Savings & Loan building.

Along Union Ave a 2.5 story clapboarded building with dormer windows has a barbershop and taxi service on first floor.

Stamped on back "Aldrich Photo Service and Supply, 154-156 Elm St. Laconia, NH"
Photographer Piper, Harold J.
Earliest Date 1950.0
Latest Date 1960.0
Place Main Street, Laconia
Additional Information 0.0
Repository from the collection of Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Inc.
People Bisson, Wilfred M.
Byse, Howard W.
Morin, J. L.
Dunleavey, Charles E.
Higgins, Chester S.
Search Terms Main Street
Pleasant Street
Bank, Laconia National
Laconia Federal Savings and Loan
Landau's Store
Colonial Theater
Laconia Hardware Co.
Laconia Police Department
W.M. Bisson General Contractor
Morin, J. L., Insurance (Main St., Lac)
Laconia Spa
Higgins, Chester S., Watchmaker (Main St., Lac.)
Subjects 1950s
Parades & processions
Chambers of commerce
Downtown districts
Business districts
Five & ten cent stores
Department stores
Furniture stores
Insurance companies
Watch making
Fruit industry
Stores & shops
Observation towers
Cold War Era
Hardware Stores
Variety stores
Television advertising