History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

26 December, 2011

Shopping!

For Canadians, Brits, and all the rest of us Commonwealth folk, today is Boxing Day, which means post-Christmas sale shopping. So, for those of us who aren't at the mall today, let's pay a visit to some shops of the past!



Trying on shoes, c. 1930, Sydney, Australia. Source



Women shopping for nylons at a department store, US, 1947. Source



A man shopping in Milan, Italy, 1940. Source



People shopping in a new supermarket, Ghana, 1957. Source



Shoppers in Southdale Shopping Centre, Minneapolis, MN, USA, the first indoor shopping centre in the world, 1956. Source



Shopping in a shoe store, Taipeh, China, 1959. Source



Interior of a 'self-serve' grocery store-- this was still a new concept in the 30s! Australia. Source




Shopping for chocolates at an elegant 5th Avenue candy store, NYC, 1942. Source



Customers shopping in the best known department store, Mesbla, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1947. Source



Children let loose with shopping carts! Ahh! US, 1954. Source



Tribesmen shopping at a village fair, Vietnam, 1957. Source



Shopping for kitchen stuff in a department store, USA, 1947. Source


Two women window shopping on Fifth Avenue, NYC, 1942. Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oops... I was out shopping (on Boxing Day) and almost missed your blog! Horrors!

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