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Neumann Grocery: 1910
Shorpy Hist Photos - The Edw. Neumann grocery at Broadway Market in Detroit circa 1910. 8x10 glass plate negative, Detroit Publishing. View superjumbo full size. (Which is still less than half the pixel dimensions of the full-resolution, 6100 x 5000 image -- i.e., less than a quarter of the available detail!) Who'll be the first to count all the cans?
Melba, F.W. Woolworths' own brand chocolate that was made in Peckham, South East London, used to compete for window space with the ever-popular Cadbury's Dairy Milk in the 1930s. Each firm was determined to win the customers' money with spectacular displays. The rivalry resulted in very competitive prices at sixpence (2½p) per half pound (227g). In equivalent terms today, this would be about £1.80 for 200g,