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Groceries and Meats: 1925

Groceries and Meats: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "F.G. Lindsay store front, Anacostia, 2215 Nichols Avenue." Exterior of the grocery seen here. National Photo Co. View full size.

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I am not going to say this again

"Mister, I will be back here tomorrow morning bright and early and I had better be seeing some flypaper hanging near that beef! The Board of Health is just not going to cut you any more slack. Oh, and from now on turn your apron inside out every day around noon. Say, wrap me up a couple of those pork chops, OK?"

I know, I know

He's a butcher, I get it, but I would probably be ill buying fresh meat from this man with the hunk of meat just hanging around in his window and the filthy apron. Guess I'll stick to Cub Stores and get the meat refrigerated. Yes, I am a spoiled woman of my time.


I didn't notice the boy on the right at first. He looks sad and lonely.

Lindsay Road

I grew up off Lindsay Road Oxon Hill, not far from Anacostia. wonder if this is man (or child) is related to its namesake?


The tot looks like the Uneeda kid.

I'm so old

I remember when Nichols Avenue was Nichols Avenue.

"Buy this Flour"

Oh yeah! and what if I don't?

The street name was changed

The street name was changed to Martin Luther King Jr Avenue. I believe it stood where the parking lot is now as the street numbers are even on the other side.

Paging Lewis Hine

Child labor gone completely M-A-D!

Now THAT is

what I call a meat market ! And they also sell popcorn.

Proud craftsmen

Notice how the sign company branded the wall sign? Even the overhead sign was signed!

Ever see a vinyl letter job in some store window get autographed?

And Meats!

Nothing like a side of beef hanging in the front window to get your appetite going!

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