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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0148
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Food store
TITLE   Pay-'N-Takit Food Market
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the Pay-'N-Takit Food Market food store in Corpus Christ, Texas. Three men in white caps and long white aprons stand amid shelves of wrapped cheeses, boxes of cereal, and bags of marshmallows. This self-service grocery store sold Pay-'N-Takit coffee; Irish potatoes, 10-pounds for 24¢; cigarettes, $1.48 per carton; cheese, 20¢ per pound; Nutola, 16¢ per pound; gelatin, four for 23¢; pinto beans, five-pounds for 23¢; Palmolive soap, three bars for 23¢; codfish, 35¢ per pound; smoked herring, 35¢ per pound; and mackerel, 15¢ each. Shelving piled high with celery, apples, and other unrefrigerated produce is in the foreground. Note the sign "Help Yourself Or Ask For Service".
SUBJECT   Grocers. (lctgm)
Grocery stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Stores, retail. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)