When The Corner Store Was THE Place To Go

Created on Mar 21, 2016 by Kathy Pinna

Do you remember walking to the local corner store, buying some penny candy (or if you were flush, a nickel candy bar), having a coke, maybe getting a yo-yo or coloring book?

The corner store was a popular spot in any city for kids and adults alike - where you could get everything you would need from food to sending a letter.

These general store business photos will remind you of all these memories and more.

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Brooms, candy, canned goods - the whole magillah!

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This neat and clean Cuban bodega had it all in 1938.

701 Bourbon Street - New Orleans

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The Bayou Pom Pom Grocery store.

Can you imagine life without Coke?

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Outside of a store/cafe in Florida circa 1940.


Prince Albert in a can

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David Chase
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Do you have Prince Albert in a can? Let him out! Doesn't this corner store look just like you remember?

Biking to the corner store for a cold Coke and some penny candy

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Outside a 1950's corner store.

Just steps from home to work

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The Glaeser & Campe General Store was next door to the Campe home in 1909. The store also was the Post Office. SO convenient!

In Germany, you just walked downstairs to work

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The Kuhnberg store, Germany.


Fruits, vegetables, oysters, and clams, oh my!

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Pat Dunn
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The Sharp family in front of their store in 1903.

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