Mom’s World: Shopping in Grand Rapids, 1946

October 2, 2006

Untitled, photo by Joey Harrison.

Joey Harrison has put together an amazing set of photos called Mom’s World wherein he shares photos taken in the 40s and 50s by his mother (a serious amateur photographer) along with her entertaining comments. Here’s an excerpt:

Shopping can be tiring, and stores wisely provided very nice lunchrooms to keep their customers under their roof to take off down the aisles again after a respite, purses in hand. Those purses didn’t contain plastic, which came later. But we could charge to our store account, and the salesperson would always ask “Charge and send?” One simply did not carry packages.

The result is a unique look back on the post-war era that is well done and well worth your time. Click below to view the set! You may also want to check out Joey’s photoblog Eye Control.

One Response to “Mom’s World: Shopping in Grand Rapids, 1946”

  1. Mark Says:

    Great to see those images… from a time not so long ago, but lost forever.


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