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How about this photo of the A&P in Holyoke, c1931?
Governor Calvin Coolidge and his son Calvin Coolidge, Jr. building a Kart at their home at 21 Massasoit Street, Northampton, MA. July 1920.
And this Biology Lab at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, c1920s.
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