Vintage Grocery Store Photos That Will Hit You with All of the Nostalgia

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Once upon a time, grocery stores were a formal affair. They were the places to be seen and catch up on the latest neighborhood gossip. Things have really changed drastically in more ways than you think. Read on to see how people used to shop for their food and everyday necessities…

Northland Food, the 1970s

Inside the Thief River Falls, Minnesota, customers mill about before selecting a cashier. Notice the huge registers and produce scales right at the registers. Northland had it all.

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Grand Grocery Company, 1942

Oranges for only a penny—sold. Get me in a time machine back to Lincoln, Nebraska STAT!

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