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Throwback Thursday: Carriage Building in Newton

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 01:38 PM

This carriage maker in Newton was, most likely, a very popular stop for residents and business owners in the greater Boston area. Without access to roadside assistance or spare tires, people needed to make sure their horses and their carriages were in great shape before taking on any long distance trek.

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Throwback Thursday: A Bike Store in Brockton

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:30 PM

There are some businesses, that have always been able to fill a need in their community. While technology and styles may change over the years, some products remain timeless and customers will always depend on local businesses to have solutions to their problems.

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Throwback Thursday: Main Street in Hingham

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

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.

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Throwback Thursday: Construction, the Old Fashioned Way

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 02:37 PM

Innovation has allowed us to create modern tools that makes construction easier, faster, and safer. But, not so long ago, jobs could be time consuming and also dangerous. This photo shows just how labor intensive projects could be.

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Throwback Thursday: Quincy Tire Shop in the 1900s

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:58 PM

Finding a tire store these days isn’t difficult, but I’m willing to bet, in the early 1900s, this store in Quincy was one of a kind.

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Throwback Thursday: Digging out of a Storm

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Last weekend, Massachusetts experienced its first Nor'easter of 2017. This picture, taken in 1939, shows just how much snow removal has changed over the years.

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Throwback Thursday: The Ice Trade

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 01:18 PM

Thanks to technology and engineering, keeping food and drink cold is something we take for granted, except when the power goes out. But during the 19th and the early parts of the 20th century there was a whole industry around ice farming, the act of cutting up blocks of ice from frozen ponds, and selling that ice to those who couldn’t produce ice. Ice farms occurred across New England, including this one in Needham.

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Throwback Thursday: New Year's Eve 2016

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 02:44 PM

We’re only a few days away from the end of 2016, and that means friends and families will be gathered together to help ring in the new year. Whether it be at someone’s home or outside like in the photo below, celebrating New Year’s Eve is usually a night circled on everyone’s calendar.

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Throwback Thursday: A Winter Wonderland

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 01:55 PM

It’s official, winter is here. Although the weather can be frightful, many people love this time of year. Whether you like to ski, sled, or build a snow family like the one below, Massachusetts residents find plenty of reasons to enjoy winter.

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Throwback Thursday: Shipping Gifts for the Holidays

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

Although many of us try to be with our friends and family during the holidays, sometimes distance can get in the way of spending time with each other. When we can’t give holiday gifts to each other in person, we turn to postal carriers to help us during the season of giving. Last year, as online shopping continued to grow, the USPS, FedEx, and UPS delivered more than 900 million gifts. Even though the number of packages being shipped has grown through the years, the weeks leading up to the holidays have always been a busy time for package delivery services.

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