Ernest Vose, who owned at least three pharmacies in Somerville, is seen here next to his Ball Square store at the corner of Willow and Broadway. The scene is much the same today with The House of Kebab and Princess Nails having replaced the Ball Square Laundry and the dry goods store next to it. Visible behind them is the Ball Square Theatre auditorium which was demolished after a fire tore through the building in 1986. Photo courtesy Vose Family Collection, Somerville Public Library.