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From Globe photo archives: Pushcart vendors

Edward F. Carr/Globe Staff

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While some vendors brave the winter, it seems a profusion of pushcarts sprouts with the spring flowers. Some become neighborhood institutions. Others pass through as quickly as their
pedal-power can carry them. With the surge in popularity of food trucks in recent years
all over the city, pushcarts and small stands sell everything from pretzels to produce.

Above, 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.

LANE TURNER and LISA TUITE

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