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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRITISH COLUMBIA VACATION-LAND: 1950s

In Dutch: 1920

In Dutch: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Old Dutch Market, interior, Ninth & G Streets N.W." Multiple familiar faces here, all belonging to Aunt Jemima. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Makes My Mouth Water

As a photographic restorer of old photos, this makes my mouth water, and not because of the challenge but all that delicious food that you don't see any more.

Healthy Auntie

Though not from that far back, I do remember the healthy-looking Aunt Jemima (like the one on these boxes) from my youth, and then they slimmed her down and she looked ill to me. I miss my old Aunt Jemima!

Porky pig

"Don't forget your Taylor pork"

A smaller sign located near center of picture. I guess most pork was salt pork because I don't think refrigeration was very advanced then.

And why are the employees behind glass, that is strange considering most help then was a hands on type help.

Love Shorpy......Long live Shorpy.

[The people in the glass box are the cashiers. -tterrace]

Taylor Pork

Taylor Pork Roll. An import from New Jersey. Brings me back to my Rutgers days.

Sawdust on the floor

Taverns and grocery stores used to have a layer of sawdust spread on the floor, I suppose to sop up spills. It certainly doesn't do much for pedestrian traction.

A recall a "Gay 90s" song, probably composed nostalgically well after that time, which went something like "Put that sawdust back on the floor, / Or we won't come here anymore." One suspects that the composer's favorite gin mill had recently gone all fern-bar on him.

Yes! we have no

Looks like those are red bananas hanging on the right. Once as popular as the yellow ones we seem to only see anymore.

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