Oct. 20, 1940: Mrs. Edwin Benson of Arlington purchased a glass of homemade cider from Marion Thurston of the Paine-Elm Farm roadside stand in Concord.
June 9, 1971: One could cool off with ice cream from a bicycle vendor on the Fenway. Then there's a second way!
Aug. 11, 1972: Donna Bossi of East Boston bought fruit from William Bondanza of the North End at his Winter Street fruit stand.
Sept. 10, 1974: This popcorn vendor refueled his gas powered popper at a Columbus Avenue station before his day's work pushing the cart.
Feb. 16, 1975: "Rocky" the pretzel man peddled his wares in Chinatown at the Year of the Hare celebration.
Sept. 8, 1975: Peter Alex of Roxbury was a familiar face in Boston with his green peanut cart with red wheels.
May 10, 1980: Joe Matera, president of the Haymarket Pushcart Association, argued with Captain Richard Leary of District 1 after police arrested several Haymarket vendors. Three peddlers whose watermelon stand allegedly was blocking a fire land on North Street were arrested.
July 8, 1980: Jerry Blaylock, a merchant on Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan, weighed produce for a customer.
Aug. 8, 1980: Fortunato Veiga, 82, sold vegetables alongside her West Duxbury farm on Route 53 in Duxbury. For the past 32 years she had been up at 5 each morning to do the picking, weeding, and watering on her farm. Then she brought the vegetables to her spot near the road and sold them.
Nov. 16, 1988: Eddy Topping of Nashua, N.H., sold flowers for $3 a bunch on his roller skates at Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard during the afternoon rush hour.