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1919 Alice's Stylish Millinery
1745 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, Ma.

Alice Audette aged 16 years had gone to school in Boston for a few days to learn a bit more about millinery.

She was such a talented seamstress and hat maker that she was able at that young age to open a successful store on 1745 Acushnet Avenue.

The store was listed in the city directory under Adeline Audette, her older sister who actually also worked in Alice's store with her most likely under the tutelage of young Alice who may have been too young to get a business license or to rent property in her own name.

She was assertive and as soon as she was old enough to drive she got an automobile. She later married Andre Sirois, and had no children, but lived in a nice house at 391 Summer Street in the city.

Alice always had a store until retirement. In her later years, (1950's) she had a neighborhood store on Durfee street selling groceries and dry goods.
She was born on November 1, 1906 and passed away on May 1, 1984.

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Alice Audette Millinery -

Alice standing in the back of the store on the right.
Alice Audette 1745 Acushent Ave. New BEdford - Millinery Store - Alice's Fine Millinery -
Adeline Audette on the left and Alice Audette on the right behind the counter.