Monday, May 14, 2012

A&P Ad From 1943

Here we have an ad from 1943 for A&P Supermarkets.  A&P was short for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (Phew that's a mouthful).  They have been around since the mid 1800's but their run came to an end last year when the company finally went bankrupt and was sold off to I don't know whom during the dissolution.  I love the pictures in these old ads,  people just don't dress like this anymore, not to go to the store... hell you can't even get them to dress nice for a wedding let alone going to the market.  It's interesting also to think about what it's like to be a cashier back then since there were no barcode scanners.  Everything was keyed into the old style registers and tallied and paid for.  My grandfather shopped at A&P until the day he died.  I think it's just because he could collect his S&H Green Stamps but it was also because he used to flirt with the cashiers... hahaha.

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