The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
P.B. Ale = purest and best: https://www.buttonmuseum.org/buttons/van-nostrands-ale-bunker-hill-brewe...
It was brewed in Charlestown, but distribution expanded city wide by 1890.
(note: it pisses me off that Google now gives a spambucket of Sam Adams advertizing links for any search containing ale and boston)
Dealer in woolens, metals, paperstock & bottles
called a Junk dealer back then, Recycling firm now.
205 Causeway Street Boston
Upstairs was probably just a giant trophy room because they were over a cheevers.
And this was on Atlantic Avenue...... I read a article on trades back then and I ran across his name
Without looking at the answers, I could swear that's Meridian Street, East Boston, closer to Central Square.
Thanks for playing folks! This photo shows 18-20 Water Street in Charlestown. It was taken on February 27, 1896. Here's a high resolution scan of the image that you can zoom in on
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