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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0129
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Food store
TITLE   Biel's Self-Service Grocery
DESCRIPTION   View of the upstairs office of Biel's Self-Service Grocery located at 416 Starr Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. Owner Emil Biel, sits at a large wooden desk. The office also contains a filing cabinet and smaller desk with an adding machine. This upstairs office was located in the rear of the store and can be also seen in the background of negative 976:0021:0126. Such offices were common in the first self-serve grocery stores so that shoplifters could be spotted more easily.
PERSONAL NAME   Biel, Emil. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Grocery stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Merchants. (lctgm)
Offices. (lcsh)
Self-service stores. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)