Sunday, 10 August 2014

Serendipity Sunday - The Grocer

While researching ancestors, I came across these books - Canadian Grocer.  There are different years containing articles, ads and markets for different provinces. I found issues for years 1890 to 1922.


We had a small grocer at the end of the village where I grew up, and I used to go sometimes to get a couple of things for my mother.  It seems to me everything was 25 cents? ... milk, bread, etc... I know that is just my childhood memories, I don't know how much it was, but 25 cents was a lot of money. My Mom also let me buy penny candy and I always got blackballs because you got THREE for a cent, not just 1. And each one lasted a long time.

Looking through these books you can see what your ancestors were buying and how much they might have paid for it.

Digging deeper, I found some similar for the US and for the UK.

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