19th Century Grocery Store

Photo credit: SkipperBob via Bored Panda

Long before Amazon existed, there were a plethora of general stores and markets, with the photo above showing one of them. The former was normally located in rural or small towns, and carried a broad selection of merchandise. These stores carried routine stock and obtained special orders from warehouses. Unlike convenience stores or corner shops, these general stores were the main shop for the community rather than a convenient supplement. They often sold staple food items such as milk and bread, and various household goods such as hardware and electrical supplies. Continue reading for more vintage photos of grocery stores.

10. Piggly Wiggly Continental Store – Encino, California c.1962

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9. Supermarket with All-Glass Soda Bottles c.1980

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8. Grocery Store – c.1960s

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7. Publix Supermarket Showcasing Wide Aisles in New Store with Tiny Car c.1957

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6. Piggly Wiggly Self-Service Grocery Store c.1918

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5. Country Store – Gordonton, North Carolina c.1939

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4. Publix Market – Sarasota, Florida c.1961

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3. Two Women Shopping c.1970

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2. Coop Store Shopper – Greenbelt, Maryland c.1938

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1. James Dean Shopping – Marfa, Texas c.1955

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Bonus Video – 1950s Grocery Store