H.A. Hovey Co.
These signs are hung inside the Great Rotunda of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. I did some research of H.A. Hovey Co. and found:
The earliest reference I found was of Horatio Atwell Hovey who was born in 1820 and "worked for several years in the butter trade in his father's stall in the Faneuil Hall market... and at 21 became a partner with his father." [Google Books]
The latest reference was this:
Varnum Russell Mead, retired owner of H. A. Hovey Co. of Boston and Cambridge, died Dec. 18  after suffering a fall near his home on Martha's Vineyard. Following World War II, Mr. Mead went into business with his late father, Francis V. Mead, at H.A. Hovey Co. located next door to Durgin Park in the Quincy Market. Mr. Mead sold his business and retired in 1984. [The Martha's Vineyard Times, posted Dec. 18, 2006.]
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