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Vintage Grocery Store Photographs

 Have you ever taken a walk through a grocery store aisle and spotted someone who looked like they had just gotten out of bed? We mean, someone literally in their pajamas. Or, maybe, you’re the one who has been guilty of such a fashion crime. Well, you might be surprised to know that it hasn’t always been this way.

 

Below are a collection of vintage photographs that will take you through different grocery stores across America throughout history, and it’s safe to say that these store-goers would never be caught dead in pajamas. From wider aisles and more elegant stores to small homegrown businesses, these fantastic photos reflect eras long past.

 
1. In 1980, every soft drink bottle on the shelf was still glass.
Grocery Stores from the Past
2. Country Store on a dirt road in North Carolina (1939). Note the kerosene pump on the left and the gasoline pump on the right.
Grocery Stores from the Past

 

3. Grocery shopping, the 1960s.
Grocery Stores from the Past
4. Publix supermarket showcased their wide aisle and a self-service dairy case by driving a shopper around a new store in a tiny car, circa 1957.
Grocery Stores from the Past
5. Two women shopping in an American supermarket, circa 1970.
Grocery Stores from the Past
6. A Jitney Jungle checkout clerk in Tallahassee, 1962.
Grocery Stores from the Past
7. James Dean shopping for groceries in Marfa, Texas, 1955. 
Grocery Stores from the Past
8. This home was turned into a grocery store, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938.
Grocery Stores from the Past
9. The Super Giant Supermarket in Rockville, Maryland, 1964.
Grocery Stores from the Past
 
10. Tulip Town Market, Grove Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 4th, 1945.
Grocery Stores from the Past
11. Shopping in the Cooperative grocery store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1942 (colorized).
Grocery Stores from the Past
12. Dairy Counter at Clark's, Charlotte, NC, 1962.
Grocery Stores from the Past
13. Proprietor of a small grocery store, Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1938. 
Grocery Stores from the Past
14. A box-boy in a small grocery store in Southeast Idaho, 1972.
Grocery Stores from the Past
15. Delivery vans line up outside a Greenbelt, Maryland, grocery store waiting to be loaded up, 1942.
Grocery Stores from the Past
16. Duke's Mayonnaise jars assembled in a display at Cozart's grocery store, 1965. Grocery Stores from the Past

 

Source: boredpanda 

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