Whenever I’m in an antique store, I’m always on the lookout for old photographs. A couple of weekends ago, we visited a shop here in downtown Lexington, where I was, naturally, drawn to the pile of old photos sitting on a table. After looking through nearly the entire pile — mostly late-19th- and early-20th-century weddings, class reunions, camps, and the like — I found this:


this peddlar and his wagon, horses, and musician all appear to be decked out for a parade; the sign on the flag says, "L.W. Green Sells 90 Different Articles," and the side of the wagon is painted with "Rawleigh's Remedies," "Fine Flavoring Extracts," something ("Horehound," perhaps?) obscured by the decorations, and "Spices"