In 1901, about two years after this photograph was taken, there were 26 stores listed selling groceries and provisions in Provincetown. Perhaps there were additional ones that did not advertise; none of the addresses correspond to the two markets seen here to the east of the Kendrick & Atkins Livery Stable. William R. Kendrick, a former employee of the Samuel Knowles livery stable, and Frank K. Atkins probably started their business around 1893, when Mr. Knowles died and his stable was taken over by the Campbell family.
This was from the book Old Provincetown in Early Photographs by Irma Ruckstuhl, 1987.
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