The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.
Romo's chain stores was in the North End. I was hoping to find some information on Meyer's meat market but there isn't much on a location in Boston
Romo is Moda, Meyers Meat is Going Bananas, Willie's is Shake the Tree, Salem Wholesale Supply Co. is Ernesto's, and way at the end of the street the building with the vertical 3 story sign is Bacco
Wow, that's awesome, but Going Banana's moved across the street last year (or maybe the year before), so isn't on that side of the street anymore. And Moda hasn't been in that spot for a few years and is now Lulu's.
thanks for the update, i moved out of the north end a few years ago and havent been back lately, so i just had to go by the google street view
Thank you. What a great photo.
And Salem street still be narrow...............
Just a guess, from the hairstyles, clothing, etc. - 1953?
I remember the days when neither man or woman would ever think of going out without something on their head. In fact, I kind of miss the days of men wearing hats - not baseball caps. Except for those two suspicious looking characters in the picture, every woman has a scarf or hat and of course the men with hats.
Some people blame JFK, who habitually appeared hatless, for killing the fashion for men's hats. Others blame the 1950s trend for lower automobile rooflines. In any event, hats on men seems to have died out around the Mad Men era of the early 1960s.
Thanks for guessing, everyone! This is Salem Street on January 14, 1949