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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Nue Grocery: 1939

Nue Grocery: 1939

November 1939. Greenville, Mississippi. "In the Mississippi Delta, there is an ever-increasing number of Chinese grocerymen and merchants." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Was there a third store?

Thanks to JidThorax for finding the newspaper ad! When was it published? Could Joe have had a third location at some point? The addresses on the ad don't look at all like the photo location, which appears to be by the river: the barren hillside on the left of the photo is almost certainly the Mississippi levee, many blocks from Broadway or Washington Streets.

Gone now

Both of Joe's stores are gone now, but he seemed fairly successful.

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