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.

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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz Report

Casey Smith 1 year 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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1 year ago

Damn, those hair!

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#11

Shopping In Coop Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

Shopping In Coop Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

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Cpt Quirk 1 year ago

Wow progressive male did the grocery shopping and pushed the pram around....

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#12

My Great Great Grandparents At The Counter Of Their Grocery Store In Bremerton, Washington (1925)

My Great Great Grandparents At The Counter Of Their Grocery Store In Bremerton, Washington (1925)

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Pudingovina 1 year ago

Ooh I would love to go there. So nice!

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#13

James Dean Shopping For Groceries In Marfa, TX, 1955

James Dean Shopping For Groceries In Marfa, TX, 1955

Richard C. Miller Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

While all these people were watching him from outside...

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#14

Jitney Jungle Checkout Clerk Billy Barineau In Tallahassee, 1962

Jitney Jungle Checkout Clerk Billy Barineau In Tallahassee, 1962

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Mimi 1 year ago

Dang! That guy is handsome :)

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#15

My Great Grandfather Standing In His Grocery Store, Evansville, IN, 1960

My Great Grandfather Standing In His Grocery Store, Evansville, IN, 1960

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Veggies first!

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#16

Man And Dogs In Front Of Grocery Store, Robinson, Illinois, 1940

Man And Dogs In Front Of Grocery Store, Robinson, Illinois, 1940

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

9¢ a lb. for ground beef? That was cheap, even for the 1940's

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#17

Children In Front Of Grocery Store, Chicago, Illinois, 1941

Children In Front Of Grocery Store, Chicago, Illinois, 1941

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Cpt Quirk 1 year ago

It's great u could leave a kid outside. They were disciplined enough to not run away. And at least they wouldn't get kidnapped.

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#18

Jayne Mansfield Grocery Shopping In Las Vegas, 1959

Jayne Mansfield Grocery Shopping In Las Vegas, 1959

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Where to start here? Traumatized Chihuahuas, girl in bathing suit and... what did Jayne buy?

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#19

Supermarket In 1960s

Supermarket In 1960s

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Troux 1 year ago

As a frequent Publix shopper, I know they kept those floors for at least 40 years. Must be durable!

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#20

Working Mother Jennie Magill Shopping With Her Children At The Super Market, 1956

Working Mother Jennie Magill Shopping With Her Children At The Super Market, 1956

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Some things never change...

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#21

My 2nd Great Grandmother Opening Her Store In Cincinnati, Ohio

My 2nd Great Grandmother Opening Her Store In Cincinnati, Ohio

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Chyppa Homer 1 year ago

Oh, look, Tide ! No one knew about it`s nutritional value back then :D

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#22

Home Turned Into Grocery Store, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938

Home Turned Into Grocery Store, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938

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Iván Galarraga 1 year ago

Home is where your Grocery is

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#23

The Super Giant Supermarket In Rockville, Maryland, 1964

The Super Giant Supermarket In Rockville, Maryland, 1964

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Not so giant now..

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#24

Shopping In Coop Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

Shopping In Coop Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Love the curls!

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#25

Working At A General Store, 1973

Working At A General Store, 1973

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Iván Galarraga 1 year ago

Man, those cans where tough stuff

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#26

Tulip Town Market, Grove Center By James Edward Westcott, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 4, 1945

Tulip Town Market, Grove Center By James Edward Westcott, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 4, 1945

National Archives, General Records of the Department of Energy Report

Brigitta Swart 1 year ago

I love the wooden crates

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#27

Buying Groceries In Store At Blankenship, Indiana, 1938

Buying Groceries In Store At Blankenship, Indiana, 1938

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diane a 1 year ago

Quaker Oats - been around forever

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#28

Food Shopping And Mini-Skirts, 1970

Food Shopping And Mini-Skirts, 1970

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Victor Vakaras 1 year ago

Looks like a shirt and tights.

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#29

Three Women Talking In Frozen Food Aisle Of Supermarket, 1950s

Three Women Talking In Frozen Food Aisle Of Supermarket, 1950s

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Alusair Alustriel 1 year ago

This one looks so staged....

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#30

Mayfair Supermarket Cookie Display, 1950s

Mayfair Supermarket Cookie Display, 1950s

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Emma B 1 year ago

"COOKIE PARADE"!!!! That is what I'm calling dessert from now on, no matter what!

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#31

Proprietor Of Small Grocery Store, Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1938

Proprietor Of Small Grocery Store, Jeanerette, Louisiana, 1938

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Dark Half 1 year ago

those feather dusters are genuine.

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#32

Kroger Grocery Store, Lexington Kentucky, 1947, By Lafayette Studio

Kroger Grocery Store, Lexington Kentucky, 1947, By Lafayette Studio

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Janet Allison 1 year ago

Is a wedding happening back left?

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#33

1920 Interior View Of A Chicago Grocery

1920 Interior View Of A Chicago Grocery

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

OCD employees only

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#34

Shopping In The Cooperative Grocery Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1942 (Colorized)

Shopping In The Cooperative Grocery Store, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1942 (Colorized)

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birdhouse 1 year ago

I can't believe our parents dressed us like that.

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#35

Kings Supermarket, 1950s

Kings Supermarket, 1950s

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Emma B 1 year ago

I remember round conveyors!

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#36

Interior Of A Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, 1959

Interior Of A Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, 1959

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Tiffany Sanders 1 year ago

When's the last time anyone bought Pyrex for 79¢

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#37

Box-Boy In A Small Rural Grocery Store In Southeast Idaho, 1972

Box-Boy In A Small Rural Grocery Store In Southeast Idaho, 1972

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Kevin Donegan 1 year ago

I was a box boy! He looks much cooler than I was though.

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#38

Dairy Counter At Clark's, A Grocery, Drug, Sundries, And Department Store And Lunch Counter, Charlotte, NC, 1962 Or 1963

Dairy Counter At Clark's, A Grocery, Drug, Sundries, And Department Store And Lunch Counter, Charlotte, NC, 1962 Or 1963

General Negative Collection, North Carolina State Archives Report

Emma B 1 year ago

Wow! That's a mouthful to say!

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#39

Scene In The Cooperative Store At Irwinville Farms, Georgia, 1938

Scene In The Cooperative Store At Irwinville Farms, Georgia, 1938

John Vachon Report

Debra Lewis 1 year ago

Man looks like he’s saying “How dare you people charge 28 cents for this box of aspirin?!” ..... “Well, sir I just work here”

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#40

Grocery Store Parking Lot, West Covina, CA, 1959

Grocery Store Parking Lot, West Covina, CA, 1959

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Cat on a bike 1 year ago

the cars are so beautiful!

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#41

At Nixon, Wife Of VP, Grocery Shopping With Her Daughters Julie And Tricia, 1958

At Nixon, Wife Of VP, Grocery Shopping With Her Daughters Julie And Tricia, 1958

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Sally Appleton 1 year ago

Her name is At?

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#42

Grocery Cart, 1974

Grocery Cart, 1974

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Patrick McKenna 1 year ago

that glass bottle schwepps looks good.

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#43

Vintage Trade Ad With Ruffles Potato Chips, Flings, Etc. At A Checkout

Vintage Trade Ad With Ruffles Potato Chips, Flings, Etc. At A Checkout

Jon Anderson Report

Troux 1 year ago

Screaming Yellow Zonkers! That's a throwback! I don't know what Cheddar Taters are, but I need them in my life even if I don't need them in my bloodstream.

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#44

Delivery Vans, 1942 Style, Line Up Outside A Greenbelt, Maryland, Grocery Store Awaiting Customers

Delivery Vans, 1942 Style, Line Up Outside A Greenbelt, Maryland, Grocery Store Awaiting Customers

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spirit wolf 1 year ago

They had something to do, they learned to work and have fun with friends... unlike your spoiled rotten kids who are glued to thier phones and video games 24/7... so to hell with your child labor BS

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#45

Interior Of Northland Foods, Thief River Falls, MN, In The 70's

Interior Of Northland Foods, Thief River Falls, MN, In The 70's

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Before the arrival of plastic bags...

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#46

Grand Grocery Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942

Grand Grocery Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942

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Dark Half 1 year ago

1 cent, the prices though

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#47

Ralph's Supermarket, Los Angeles, 1942

Ralph's Supermarket, Los Angeles, 1942

I_POST_ON_WEDNESDAYS Report

Emma B 1 year ago

Even back then people didn't know how to park properly. Look at the car second to the right of those people walking to the store; it's parked over the line lol

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#48

U-Pak Kmart No Frills Supermarket Pontiac, Michigan, 1979

U-Pak Kmart No Frills Supermarket Pontiac, Michigan, 1979

Phillip Pessar Report

ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

wow, the lady on the left must be very tall!

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#49

Duke's Mayonnaise Jars Assembled In A Display At Cozart's Grocery Store, 1965

Duke's Mayonnaise Jars Assembled In A Display At Cozart's Grocery Store, 1965

Joyner Library Report

JillVille 1 year ago

I grew up in a home that ran a Fire Safety business. The first thing I noticed here was the possible sprinkler blockage by stacking this so close to the ceiling. Then I realize there aren't any sprinklers showing at all... hahaha of course that's what I'd notice. Ugh!

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#50

Sunkist Grocery Store Display, 1940s

Sunkist Grocery Store Display, 1940s

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anarkzie 1 year ago

The maskcot looks evil, like it's poisoned the orange and is trying to get you to eat it.

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#51

Grocery Store Window, Dubuque, Iowa, 1940

Grocery Store Window, Dubuque, Iowa, 1940

John Vachon Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

Who-o Who-o ! This will make a nice T-shirt!

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#52

At The Grocery Store, 1950s

At The Grocery Store, 1950s

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Carol Williams 1 year ago

I remember when Listerine came in those round paper things...

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#53

Kroger Grocery Store, Lexington, Kentucky, 1947

Kroger Grocery Store, Lexington, Kentucky, 1947

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BobbyK 1 year ago

As "Advertised in Life"

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#54

Cooperative Store At Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

Cooperative Store At Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938

Marion Post Wolcott Report

Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

LOL that watermelon needs its own cart

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#55

Store Operated By John Zabala Until 1979

Store Operated By John Zabala Until 1979

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Phoebe Bean 1 year ago

It looks so empty. Must be 1979.

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#56

Cigarette And Cigar Displays (Camel, L&M, Etc...) At Clark's, A Grocery, Drug, Sundries, And Department Store And Lunch Counter, Charlotte, NC, 1962 Or 1963

Cigarette And Cigar Displays (Camel, L&M, Etc...) At Clark's, A Grocery, Drug, Sundries, And Department Store And Lunch Counter, Charlotte, NC, 1962 Or 1963

General Negative Collection, North Carolina State Archives Report

Kevin Donegan 1 year ago

Today, the tobacco products are under lock and key.

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#57

Boy On Porch Of General Store, Roseland, Virginia, 1938

Boy On Porch Of General Store, Roseland, Virginia, 1938

John Vachon Report

Emma B 1 year ago

is he smoking?

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#58

Rear Of Grocery Store, Baltimore, Maryland, 1938

Rear Of Grocery Store, Baltimore, Maryland, 1938

John Vachon Report

Aprilmarie Ladora 1 year ago

so dirty so sad place reality

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#59

My Dad Doing Groceries During His High School Exchange Year In Michigan, 1962

My Dad Doing Groceries During His High School Exchange Year In Michigan, 1962

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#60

Houchens Grocery Store, Kentucky, C. 1950s

Houchens Grocery Store, Kentucky, C. 1950s

ProbablyNotKelly Report

AnnaB 1 year ago

Do you have to run the gauntlet before you can buy any groceries??

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#61

Interior View Of A Ralphs Grocery Store At An Unknown Location In Los Angeles In November 1943, Showing The Check-Out Counter And Cash Register

Interior View Of A Ralphs Grocery Store At An Unknown Location In Los Angeles In November 1943, Showing The Check-Out Counter And Cash Register

Los Angeles Public Library Report

Rich Auntie Skeleton 1 year ago

The CPI Inflation calculator says that $.67 in November 1943 is $9.69 in today's money. WOW!

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