Context: How were Goods Shipped to the General Store?
People who would have ordered goods would have included storekeepers, dressmakers and seamstresses, and people who needed items not usually sold in a regular store. Most of the goods were grown on the farms, came from other parts of PEI, from other parts of Canada or the US, or came from overseas. Goods that were brought in locally would have been farm goods, vegetables, fruit, breads, grains, baskets, hats, and baked goods. Some of the goods that would have been shipped in included tea, spices, china, glass, silk, and other things that weren't made or grown on Prince Edward Island.
Most of the goods were brought in manually or in big crates or wooden barrels. Some goods were packed in paper or hay to keep them from breaking, but others were not. Goods were stored in the shop or in a storage place, such as a city warehouse.
When people wanted special goods shipped, they could go to the store and ask the storekeeper to order the object they wanted. Goods came in by wagon, train, or ship. When goods arrived, horses and wagons would be waiting to take them to the stores or storage places.
Prowse Brothers bringing in supplies, Queen Street, Charlottetown, PEI
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