Food Advertisement, 1931


This Indiana grocery store newspaper ad from 1931 shows the prices for a variety of products. McIntyre residents usually shopped in their own town at the company store or at the few local privately run businesses. Town residents frequently complained of the high prices at the company store but, since few families had cars, it was difficult to shop elsewhere. Many families baked their own bread, made their own noodles and pasta, and grew and preserved vegetables and fruits from their gardens. Frugal housewives canned not only vegetables and fruits but also meat. A number of residents kept a cow, pig, and/or chickens on their small lots. Children picked wild berries which their mothers baked into pies.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Newspaper Advertisement: courtesy Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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