Once upon a time, grocery stores were a formal affair. They weren’t self-service. The parking lots were filled with hundreds of multicolored station wagons. Things really have changed in more ways than you think. Read on to see how people used to shop for their food and everyday necessities…
Country Store, 1939
Located on a dirt road, the person standing in the doorway is the brother of the owner. This store was located in Gordonton, North Carolina and sold cigarettes, gasoline, and other store goods.
19th Century Grocery
Back in the late 19th century, people dressed up nicely to go to the store. Specific products could only be retrieved by a cashier.