Main Streets in America represent the strength small businesses have in every community. They are the backbone of local economies and provide cities and towns with products, services, and jobs. This picture shows a section of Main Street in Hingham in the early 20th century.
When you look at older pictures, it always seems that drug stores are the most prominent businesses on the block. However, when you consider that they often carried more than just aspirin, and sometimes included a lunch counter, it makes sense that they would be a fixture in the community.
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