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see1999.4 and 1999.2470 for an account of cigars in Maynard.

John W. Connors in 1900 was making cigars in his factory at Loew's Block, Nason St. He made the "J. W. C." and "Forester" and the "Home Market Club". Cornelius J. Lynch bought out Connors in 1910 , expanded the business and moved to the Masonic…

The end panel has "Captor" displayed, a brand manufactured by George E. White.
see 1999.4

This pipe part was excavated from the ground on Tremont St. in 1979 by Ralph Sambucci.

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Located in the Masonic Block, the shop was sold by Cornelius Lynch in 1916 to Frank and Joseph Sheridan. It changed hands several times before going out of business in the early 1940's.

Standing on the steps in front of the store.
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The Maynard Smoke Shop was located in the Masonic Building and was run by the Sheridan brothers (Frank and Joseph). It was a popular meeting place for the men, young and old. This group was gathered on Labor Day in 1919.
The ads in the window…

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Cornelius Lynch, a former state representative, purchased the business of a Mr. Connors in 1907 and in 1910 moved to the Masonic building. The shop became one of the most popular places in town. At the time of the photo it was owned by Tim and…