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What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
This is inside the Pennys Store on Main St. N. Adams

Comments...
Probably Christmas shopping timeframe.


Can you name the location?
Roberts Co. or England Bros. on Main Street???


Can you name the location?
Looks more like Roberts or England Brothers. Penny's never looked like that.


Can you name the location?
Roberts w/ the excalater


Comments...
I don't remember Pennys being so elegant. I think this is Roberts Co. or England Bros (where the Boston Store used to be).


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I think it's the Boston Store on Main Street in North Adams…and that certainly looks like Reed Barrows, Manager of the store, with his ever-present boutonniere. Brings back old memories, as I used to work after school in the lingerie department (right next to the men's department) while I was in high school at Drury…too many years ago.


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I also agree, this looks like England Brothers..the former Boston Store...see the window in the upper left..Roberts didn't have those small windows...That definately looks like Mr. Barrows...lots of shopping in that store.


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That definitely is Reed Barrows and I have to say he was one of the greatest people to work for. I had the privilege of doing that in 1951 (when the old Boston Store was quite different looking), and Reed took the chance with a newly high school graduate to run his men's department. Those were the GREAT days of North Adams.


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That has to be Reed, and if it is England Brothers then they sure designed the "Mens Dept." just like the Boston Store. As I look at this picture I remember the great times working at the Boston Store Mens Dept. in the 50's. Reed was one of the best.


Can you name any of the people?
Definitely Reed Barrows

Comments...
It is the old Boston Store remodeled. When I worked there in 1951 the shoe dept. was way in the rear, this picture shows clothing of sorts down there in back. Also, the area where Reed is use to have counters with ladies handkerchiefs, umbrellas etc. Those counters are gone now. Remember Mrs Jones, great lady. The men's shirts etc in the foreground are exactly how they were in 51 through 53. Oh, the good ole days.


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My Grandmother (Doris Cahoon)worked at the Boston Store in the '50s. She was also Mrs. Claus on the sleigh with Santa.


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