Have you ever walked through the grocery store aisles and spotted someone who looked like they just rolled out of bed? I mean literally in their pajamas. Or perhaps you have been the culprit of this fashion crime. Well, it was not always this way.


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Bored Panda has collected a series of vintage photographs that take you through different grocery stores across America over history, and it’s safe to say these store-goers would never be caught dead in their pajamas. Strutting around in the latest fashions of their time, it is only one of many ways grocery stores have changed. From wider aisles and more elegant stores to small homegrown businesses, these photos reflect eras long past. Take a look at all the photos below and don’t forget to upvote for your favs!

#1 Country Store On Dirt Road. Note The Kerosene Pump On The Right And The Gasoline Pump On The Left. Brother Of Store Owner Stands In Doorway. Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939

Country Store On Dirt Road. Note The Kerosene Pump On The Right And The Gasoline Pump On The Left. Brother Of Store Owner Stands In Doorway. Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939

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Chris Pitch 2 months ago

I think the best thing about this picture is the fact that different races are getting on fine.

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#2 The Grocery Store Of The Late 19th Century, USA

The Grocery Store Of The Late 19th Century, USA

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Vicky Zar 2 months ago

Those people would get a heart attack if they were transported into our time

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#3 1980, When Every Soft Drink Bottle On The Shelf Was Still Glass

1980, When Every Soft Drink Bottle On The Shelf Was Still Glass

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Phoebe Bean 2 months ago

And kids could be trusted with handling those bottles....

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#4 Cashiers At The Piggly Wiggly Continental, Encino, California, 1962

Cashiers At The Piggly Wiggly Continental, Encino, California, 1962

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

The Stepford Wives .... need I say more?! LOL

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#5 Grocery Shopping, 1960s

Grocery Shopping, 1960s

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Tricia F- S 2 months ago

This was when we had to be PERFECTLY groomed for the lord and master to get home

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#6 Publix Supermarkets Showcased Their Wide Aisles And A Self-Service Dairy Case By Driving A Shopper Around A New Store In A Tiny Car, Circa 1957

Publix Supermarkets Showcased Their Wide Aisles And A Self-Service Dairy Case By Driving A Shopper Around A New Store In A Tiny Car, Circa 1957

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Víctor Alfonso García Olmo 2 months ago

In Spain, it was a SEAT 600. It was a small car, to the spanish people was like the Ford-T to de US-citizens, our first car!!. My mom had got one. We went to the beach, two moms and 4 kids inside, with all the beach materials!. It´s true! I swear

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#7 A Large Sign Reading "I Am An American" Placed In The Window Of A Store, On December 8, The Day After Pearl Harbor. The Business Was Owned By The Matsuda Family. The Store Was Closed Following Orders To Persons Of Japanese Descent To Evacuate From Certain West Coast Areas

A Large Sign Reading "I Am An American" Placed In The Window Of A Store, On December 8, The Day After Pearl Harbor. The Business Was Owned By The Matsuda Family. The Store Was Closed Following Orders To Persons Of Japanese Descent To Evacuate From Certain West Coast Areas

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Caroline Espenschied 2 months ago

A dark page of american History.

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#8 Interior Of The Original Piggly Wiggly Self-Service Grocery Store, Memphis, Tennessee. The First Self Service Grocery Store, Opened 1916. Picture From 1918

Interior Of The Original Piggly Wiggly Self-Service Grocery Store, Memphis, Tennessee. The First Self Service Grocery Store, Opened 1916. Picture From 1918

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Randomcthulu 2 months ago

I've shopped there, it's still open in the same location, but modernized of course

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#9 Publix Market In Sarasota, Florida, 1961

Publix Market In Sarasota, Florida, 1961

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Casey Smith 2 months ago

Slug bug! 👊

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#10 Two Women Shopping In An American Supermarket, Circa 1970

Two Women Shopping In An American Supermarket, Circa 1970

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2 months ago

Damn, those hair!

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