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


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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