The General Store Etexts
Each of these pieces of writing represents student research into an aspect of General Stores during the era the project explored.
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Jewelry was very popular back in the days of the 1900's. This store was located in Summerside, P.E.I. This jewelry could also be found in a store rather than in a catalogue. These rings are from a typical Holman's catalogue. The price ranges from then and today are quite different. For example, a Gold Filled Ring cost 75 cents.
My Store is a wholesale and retail store (Sentner, MacLeod and Co.) that was around in the in the late 1800s and early 1900s on P E I. It was pretty big, around three stories, and it had a huge "My Store" sign. It was a big store and it had lots of windows. Many people would have used it for a post office, meeting place and store. It was not by itself; there were other stores right by it, so it would have had lots of competition. The stores right beside it might have been clothing stores, too. This store would have sold almost everything that the other stores would have had. The store was built of wood with some stone.