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The grocery store

Early 20th century

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the grocery store really did sell everything. Sugar, flower and coffee, but also soap, oils, shammy leather, or petroleum. You could even order gunpowder and shooting pellets. This packed store looked like a mini-supermarket. The till on the central counter was well protected by a gate. Before the days of cardboard box packaging and adverts, the weighing scales were the grocer’s most important tool.