Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vintage Grocery Store Displays


Interior of the John Thompson Grocery Company store on 15th Street in Denver, Colorado. Butchers in white coats and aprons pose around a display of deer carcasses that are decorated with Christmas wreaths and garland. Signs read: "Mocha and Java, The Best Coffee Grown", "Ou[r] Home Ma[de] Cand[ies] Are Th[e] Best Made." 1900-1910, photo by Harry M. Rhoads [link]


Interior view of the Save-A-Nickel Store at 4210 Tennyson Street, in Denver, Colorado; shows stacked cans, fruit, and advertising signs: "Sunbrite Cleanser." May 21, 1940, Rocky Mountain Photo Company [link]


Sunkist Grocery Store display, 1940s [link]


Kraft displays, Jenkins' Groceteria, Calgary, Alberta. c. 1945 [link]


Mayfair Supermarket Cookie Display, 1950's [link]


Arrowhead Drinking Water, 1950's [link]


Libby's Canned Food Display, 1950's [link]


Bon Ami Jet Spray Display, 1950's [link]


Bell Chips Circus Display, 1956 [link]


Bell Chips Display, Shopping Bag in Upland CA, 1950s [link]


Man reaching for a box in a display at Cozart's Supermarket. Aug 11, 1965, Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.) [link]


Duke's Mayonnaise jars assembled in a display at Cozart's grocery store. Feb 1965, Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.) [link]


Coca-Cola Supermarket Display [link]


Marlboro Supermarket Display, Ralph's Supermarket [link]

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For more vintage supermarket photos see:
Groceteria [link]
DC Grocery [link]
Vintage Supermarket Photos @ the World of Mr. Toast [link]

3 comments:

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

Always cool to see labels, packaging, and displays in the original context....

Matt Hunter Ross said...

great collection here! thanks for the compilation.

Will said...

urge...to knock...things...over...

Also imagining a holiday (soy) deer carcass in Whole Foods.

 
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