30 Vintage Photos Of Grocery Stores That Are Beyond Fascinating

Most of us spend at least¬†30-45 minutes or so every week¬†at a grocery store¬†–¬†the same grocery store, typically –¬†meaning we¬†spend more time there¬†than almost anywhere that’s not work or home. That’s why old photos of grocery stores spark such intense nostalgia: seeing how grocery stores have changed through the decades is kind of like looking at old family photos.¬†

The gallery below of old photos of supermarkets spans from the late-19th century to the 1980s, covering several major evolutions in¬†how grocers got their goods to the people. You’ll see the switch to self-service, hand-painted window signs turn to plastic tags, and the¬†aisles getting wider¬†to accommodate those newfangled carts. You’ll also see shelves¬†full of soda in glass bottles¬†– the way God intended.


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