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1945. Via/ Flickr
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Cigarettes and razor blades displayed at the check stand, 1965. Via/ State Archives of Florida

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You won’t find a self checkout at these grocery stores, same as you won’t find many people paying for their groceries by check these days either. It was a different time when check stands had no scanners, meat counter men wore folded hats, and massive displays of fairly ordinary products lined the aisles.

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Kids clustered outside a small grocery store in 1957. We certainly don’t see this much anymore. Via/ Flickr

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1961. Via/ State Archives of Florida
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Grocery store in a house, 1960. Via/ Flickr

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