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Harlan

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know when and where you could pick up some of this elixir. See it larger.

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looks like...

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Doug Bennett's sign shop!

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Location established!

Now we just need to carefully scrutinize the window hardware and painted fonts to get the time frame right ...

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N. Harlan

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Google books returns a document that lists N. Harlan in American Bottler in 1904, and prohibition started in 1920.
The place looks pretty run-down, so I'll take a WAG, 1925.

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It's amazing how dull and

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It's amazing how dull and ugly siding and satellite dishes make a building.

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Real Question

...should be where is it now? I want porter at a dollar a case.

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538 Dorchester Avenue. The house next door would have been built around 1900, like 546 Dot Ave.

Since they're still advertising IPA and Lager, I'm going to say pre-prohibition, 1915 to 1919.

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The Answer

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Thanks for playing! This is 538-546 Dorchester Ave on Nov 9, 1911.

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oh well

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