Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946


James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000)


James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000)

(More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.)


Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984)


Aaron Siskind (1903-1991), [Grocery store, Harlem], 1940 (105.1981)


Weegee (1899-1968), [Wartime rationing: shopping for secondhand shoes, New York], 1943 (15332.1993)

Show Sales Spurt on First Day of Rationing
Store at 92 Third Ave. sells factory rejects and second hand shoes, not affected by rationing. Most are bought by working men. Business doubled recently. (No, the customer isn’t LaGuardia or Costello.) PM, February 10, 1943, p. 6.


Lee Sievan (1907-1990), Junk Shop, ca. 1946 (29.1990)

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