Do you remember those old neighborhood grocery stores? Or when going to a big supermarket was a novelty thing? It wasn’t that common to have self-service stores back at the start of the 20th century. And even by the middle of it, not everyone had been to one! It has been so many years since then and we have grown so accustomed to the newer, always bigger stores that we think it’s good to stop and look at how stores used to look back in the day and see if we can catch some tiny pieces of history while we are at it too!
Because while not many would think these pictures are part of history, they actually are. Sure, they may not be famous war photos or pictures taken seconds before someone discovered anything amazing, but they do matter as they tell the story of us: the everyday, hardworking American. Let us take you down memory lane, maybe you have seen some of these stores yourself or they ring a bell because you have seen them in pictures from your grandparents!
Let us know if these vintage photos brought back a feeling of nostalgia in you as they did for us!