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100-year-old sign returns to Gloucester

A metal Tucker & Taliaferro sign that hung on the side of Tucker’s store in Gloucester approximately 100 years ago has been added to the summer 2018 exhibit at the Gloucester Museum of History.

Museum director Betty Jean Deal said the sign was donated recently to the museum by a couple from Delaware who bought it at an antique shop. The couple had it hanging in their kitchen and decided it should be in Gloucester.

Tucker’s store, which was located on the Gloucester Court Circle in the vacant lot next to Charles J. Kerns’ realty and surveying office, was demolished in 1984. 

Deal said other recent additions to the summer exhibit include a 1930s cash box with movie tickets from the Edge Hill Theater and a coin holder with a purser’s hat worn by an employee at the Gloucester-Yorktown Ferry in the 1940s.

The Good Old Days” exhibit at the museum opened May 1 and will continue through November. It includes household items, clothing, toys, photos, to...

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