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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0159
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Food store
TITLE   Weil Brothers grocery store
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of Weil Brothers grocery store located at Lawrence and North Mesquite Streets in Corpus Christi, Texas. Three men stand in the center of this sparsely furnished store. (Two of the men also appear in negative 976:0021:0160.) The man in the center wears a long white apron. Metal bins against the wall contain fresh produce, and wooden shelves on the side walls display canned goods. This store was owned by Albert, Moise, and Julian L. Weil. It contained three distinct sections: exotic goods; self-service; and a ship supply chandlery, which supplied ships in port with food and services such as welding, translating, and the hiring of men. The section pictured sold Borden canned milk, fresh vegetables, H and H coffee, and canned goods. A meat counter is visible in the background.
SUBJECT   Consumers. (lctgm)
Grocers. (lctgm)
Grocery stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Self-service stores. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)