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Eggs Kerosene: 1939

Eggs Kerosene: 1939

June 1939. Savannah, Georgia. "Negro grocery store." Last seen here. Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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A nice cuppa

Tetley Tea is a very English product so a bit surprised to see it advertised so far from home so long ago.

[The coffee they sold also came from faraway lands. - Dave]

Not For Sale

Of all the items in that store, I would love to have the bike!

The Bike

The most amazing thing is that it appears the bike is not chained to the pole. Nowadays, an unchained bike would have been stolen before the owner even made it to the front door.

Turn the corner

Thank you, Marion Post Wolcott, for showing us the other side. I’ll have a pound of fish for a nickel and a pound of short ribs for a dime, please, Oh, and what’s white meat? (I know, I can look it up, and I did, but it’s so vague.)

Amazing Prices

Poor people stuck to the basics in those days. Today that location is underneath a freeway.

What's in a title?

This one could have easily been called Fish Lard.

The Magnolia side

This pic further supports the Savannah (vs. Sylvania) premise, since the distant undercrossing (to the Savannah Union station) matches the Sanborn map. Will we move down the street to 737 and 735 Magnolia and find out what they were ???

Savannah Confirmed

See the sign for the circus in the upper right hand corner.

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