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Picturing The Past - Grocery Stores Were Family Businesses


September 19, 2016

Ray Burgin inside his grocery store.

Grocery stores of the early to mid-1900s were generally small family run businesses, although there were some large chains such as A&P and Piggly Wiggly. These stores typically carried non-perishable food packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, fresh produce, dairy products and meat. Miscellaneous things like pencils and tablets, cigarettes, toiletries and small hardware items were commonly avai...

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