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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0146
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Food store
TITLE   Model Grocery
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of Model Grocery, and I.G.A. store, in Sinton, Texas. Various customers and employees crowd into a narrow grocery store stocked with canned goods, boxes of tea, and other food products. A. L. McWhorter, owner, wearing a white striped shirt and suspenders, stands at the checkout counter. His son, Jack McWhorter, is on the left. Other individuals identified are Bill Sherman, third from the left, and Elkin Hunt, fourth from the left. The woman at right in the hat standing next to the canned goods is Mrs. Luther Adair. This store sold olive oil, flour in 48-pound sacks, brooms, and Palmolive soap for 5ยข per bar. Note the poison on the counter and the bowls of goldfish on the top shelves.
PERSONAL NAME   Adair, Luther, Mrs. (aacr2)
Hunt, Elkin, 1902-1985. (aacr2)
McWhorter, Albert L., 1902-1965. (aacr2)
McWhorter, Jack. (aacr2)
Sherman, Bill. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Consumers. (lctgm)
Grocers. (lctgm)
Grocery stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Self-service stores. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Sinton. (lcsh)
Women. (lcsh)