Advertisement for Barrett Mercantile Co. from the November 18, 1915 Skidmore, Missouri New Era.
R. B. Foster’s Spot Cash Store in Skidmore, Missouri throws its hat into the ring with all kinds of bargains in 1900.
R. B. Foster’s Spot Cash Store had been in business in Skidmore for many years. Mr. Foster’s business evolved as time went on, and he stopped in 1915 to explain his current business philosophy to the readers of the December… Read moreR. B. Foster’s Cash Store
Sewell & Co. advertised good, fresh eatables at money saving prices in this ad from the February 24, 1900 Skidmore Standard (click to enlarge): Ad reads, “Sewell & Co. Just Arrived. Embroideries, dress shirts, table linens, muslins, men’s and women’s… Read moreFresh Eatables
We are already beginning to see hints of back-to-school and off-to-college sales. Here’s what that advertising looked like in 1902: Ad reads, “Dress goods. Groceries. School supplies. Our dress goods consists of all the latest and most up-to-date fabrics. You… Read moreMark Brown Goods
We here at Storyteller central think E. E. Tilton had an excellent business idea, as shown in this ad from the November 17, 1899 Skidmore Standard:
If your grocery bill seemed a bit high this holiday weekend, you might have wished for a short trip back to Skidmore in 1913. From the New Era’s May 22 edition, page 2:
We are, we must confess, a little disturbed by the idea of grocery supremacists, but Sewell Bros. & Montgomery clearly took pride in buying and selling the best. If you want “Bread Satisfaction,” give a wide berth to trashy, inferior,… Read moreGrocery Supremacy
Modern improvements in town, as reported by the September 24, 1914 Skidmore New Era: New Sanitary Grocery Counter The Monarch has put in a new oak sanitary grocery counter. The new addition to the fixtures of this enterprising establishment is… Read moreSanitary Grocery Counter