SUPER - RARE Original - Old Real Photograph Postcard. For offer - a very nice old Postcard lot!
Fresh from an estate in Upstate NY. Never offered on the market until now. Vintage, Old, antique, Original - NOT a Reproduction - Guaranteed!!
Advertising sign for Dominion cleanser. Small town in Tioga County, NY - North of Owego. Unused with manuscript handwriting on back.If you collect postcards, 20th century history, American, Americana, etc. This is a nice one for your paper or ephemera collection. Nearby towns in Tioga County.
Towns Barton Berkshire Candor Newark Valley Nichols Owego Richford Spencer Tioga Villages Candor Newark Valley Nichols Owego (county seat) Spencer Waverly Census-designated place Apalachin Hamlet Willseyville Lounsberry. A general merchant store (also known as general merchandise store, general dealer, village shop, or country store) is a rural or small-town store that carries a general line of merchandise. The store carries routine stock and obtains special orders from warehouses. It differs from a convenience store or corner shop in that it will be the main shop for the community rather than a convenient supplement.
General stores often sell staple food items such as milk and bread, and various household goods such as hardware and electrical supplies. The concept of the general store is very old, and although some still exist, there are far fewer than there once were, due to urbanization, urban sprawl, and the relatively recent phenomenon of big-box stores. The term "general merchandise store" is also used to describe a hybrid of a department store, with a wide selection of goods, and a discount store, with low prices. General stores and itinerant peddlers dominated in rural America until the coming of the automobile after 1910.Often farmers would barter butter, cheese, eggs, vegetables or other foods which the merchant would resell. Prices were not marked on each item; instead the customer negotiated a price. Men did most of the shopping, since the main criterion was credit rather than quality of goods. The store was often a gathering point for local men to chat, pass around the weekly newspaper, and talk politics.
In the South the general store was especially important after the Civil War, as the merchant was one of the few sources of credit available until the cash crops (usually cotton or tobacco) came in. [page needed] There were few towns and very few cities, so rural general stores and itinerant peddlers were the main sources of supply. During the first half of the 20th century, general stores were displaced in many areas of the United States by many different types of specialized retailers in trading towns and small cities.Gray's General Store of Adamsville, Rhode Island is reputed to be the oldest continually operating general store in the United States until its temporary closure in 2012.  It subsequently reopened in the summer of 2013. However, the convenience inherent in the general store has been revived in the form of the modern convenience store. A few variety stores draw upon the concept of having a broad variety of goods servicing small communities where big-box retailers are absent; Dollar General Stores, in particular, draws its name from both the "dollar store" concept of having items at a fixed price point and the general store. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Topographical Postcards". The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.