There are about a hundred ways you’d be able to spot a vintage photo from a modern one, and that goes double (or triple) for snapshots of old grocery stores. For one thing, people back in the day would not have been caught dead shopping in their pajamas. The stores were also more elegant with wider aisles, and so on and so forth.
You won’t be sorry you took this stroll through eras gone by!
#15. Check out these cashiers.
#14. A self-service Piggly Wiggly in 1918.
#13. The early to mid-70s.
#12. The Jitney Jungle, 1962
#11. Proof that kids haven’t changed since the ’50s.
#10. Late 19th Century
#9. I guess wearing curlers in public was okay in the ’60s.
#8. Where shopping is a pleasure…and so are those cars!
#7. James Dean shopping in the mid-50s. And looking cool in the process, obviously.
#6. Chicago, 1941.
#5. Even in the ’80s, people still dressed nice.
#4. Extra-wide aisles at a Publix.
#3. A Japanese-owned store in the days after Pearl Harbor.
#2. 1925 – so neat and tidy.
#1. Check out that price for ground beef in the ’40s.