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Advert for VFH Montru, grocer

Advert for VFH Montru, grocer

Printer: Merser & Sons

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Evan.6675

Item number: 6675

Genre: Leaflet

In the 1800s fresh food was bought from specialised shops such as butchers, bakers, fishmongers, greengrocers and confectioners. Prepackaged or unperishable food was mostly bought in the grocer's store. Customers would visit the store and buy the food in the morning and the grocer would have it delivered to their home later in the afternoon. The storekeeper and the housewife would have kept accounts (to prevent fraud), which were settled either monthly or quarterly.

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