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Dorchester - 1935
Lynnfield - 1933
Melrose - Sept 28, 1935
Montello - 1934
Nantasket - 1933
North Attleboro - 1934
North Attleboro - 1936
Orleans - June 22, 1935
Pembroke - 1934
Randolph - 1932
Revere Beach - 1933
Rotary Mills - Sept. 22, 1935
Scituate - 1934
Stoughton - 1933-4-5-6
Wallaston Beach - 1934
Walpole - 1933
West Wood - 1934
Whitman - 1934
Wollaston - 1924
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... these photographs, he told me that they were his step-grandfather's, William G. Hallbauer of Lynn, Massachusetts, who sold ice cream from a horse and cart at the turn of 19th century. He said he had heard that his grandfather had a sold his ice cream formula to Mr. Howard Johnson and helped with the openings of the twenty stores.
About the three older photographs. One photograph dated 1900,
is very faded and the subject is barely visible. I see a young
man seated in a horse-drawn ice cream cart with four, big, white
spoked-wheels, the front two a bit smaller than the rear. The
horse is handsome, with a wee bit of a sway and the man is dressed
in a white suit and sporting a white hat, like a milkman's uniform
of the time. He has a mustache and blonde or light brown hair.
His ears are large. He is seated sideways in the cart with his
head and shoulders facing the camera. His expression is one of
pride and confidence. Written on the side panel of the white
cart are the words, "Cook's (or Gook's) Ice Cream, Lynn."
The third photograph entitled Nahant 1912, shows the same man, as part of the two couples in front of Hallbauer's Ice Cream store.
Sandwiched between West Wood 1934 and Wallaston Beach 1934
was a colored photograph of the airplane "Howard Johnson's"
NC488. There are four men and one woman standing under the wing.
One man is dressed in a white uniform and hat (like a milkman's
uniform) and a blue bowtie, wearing a name tag. Everyone is wearing