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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0181
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Food store
TITLE   Unidentified grocery
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of an unidentified grocery store located in or around Corpus Christi, Texas. Two men in white aprons stand behind a check out counter with a crate of eggs, a box of Cremo cigars, and three large glass containers on it. Canned goods are stacked on wall shelves and a rack of bread can be seen in the rear of the store. This grocery was self-service as indicated by the baskets behind the men. The store advertises Rath's Black Hawk meat, oyster stew made with Borden milk, Red & White mayonnaise, and peaches. They sold Kre-Mel dessert; Mazola oil; Rinso detergent, 9¢; Lux detergent, 11¢ and 22¢; Lux soap, two for 15¢; Lifebuoy, 7¢ per bar; Fairy soap, five for 25¢; Gold Medal flour; Bucket syrup; raisin bread; Rippled Wheat cereal; packaged dinner rolls; and brooms and mops. Eggs and cookies were sold in bulk. Note the refrigerated cooler in the back.
SUBJECT   Grocers. (lctgm)
Grocery stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
United States--Texas. (lcsh)