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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

Walmarts of their Day

The general stores in small communities sold a little bit of everything. To encourage shoppers, some gave away chinaware, or sold it at a small price. These are pieces in our collection.


W F Gerhart General Merchandise at reasonable prices

Applegate Corner, Ill


Poland & Albert General Merchandise Chauncey Ill


Earl Trueblood, dealer in dry good, boots, shoes, groceries, hardware, notions,

in Chauncey Illinois



One bowl and one plate, different patterns but both from Haines & Stoltz General Merchandise Pinkstaff Ill

On the back the plate is printed: If we please you, tell others; If we don't please you, tell us.

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