Click here to skip to content

Advert For George Parsson, Grocer

Advert For George Parsson, Grocer

Printer: Rudd

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.6604

Item number: 6604

Genre: Leaflet

The most common type of shop in the 19th century was the provision store or the general grocers. It catered for the general needs of the working and lower middle classes. Typically they sold the staples of tea leaves, coffee beans, sugar, flour, cheese and sometimes meat like bacon. Grocer’s shops usually worked on the basis of credit and this meant that members of the working classes could also afford to shop in these stores as they could pay off their debts when they could.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: