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Grocery Advertisment circa 1901

Grocery Shoppping in Richmond

Richmond Dispatch Newspaper May 19, 1901

In trying to see what kind of day it was in Richmond for May 19th, 1901, I scoured the issue without finding any weather information (though a hailstorm was reported for the city of Roanoke on May 18, seriously damaging crops.) Front page news was about an upcoming gubernatorial voting event for May 23, a constitutional convention, a history of Phi Beta Kappa, and the work of a "colored mans Y. M. C. A." in RIchmond seeking to construct a building, noting one just completed the year before in Norfolk. [Also, to get a visual sense of the era, note this illustration of ladies fashion for 1901)


[Below- text of advertisement, page 18, Richmond Dispatch Newspaper]

GREATER BARGAINS THAN EVER

SAVE 25 PER CENT. AND BUY OF S. ULLMAN’S SON.

Arbuckle’s and Lion Coffee ..........11 c. lb
Small Smithfield Hams ..........12 1/2 c. lb
Good Salt Pork ..........7 1/2 c. lb
Pure Lard ..........7 1/2 c. lb
Large Package Postum Cereal, ..........2 lbs . 20 c
2 Pounds Best Cream Cheese for ..........25 c
Large Can Table Peaches ..........10 c
4 Large Cans Tomatoes for ..........25 c
4 Cans Best Corn for ..........25 c
Try Our Snow Flake Flour, ..........$4 bbl. or 25C sack $4 bbl. or 25 c sack
12-Pound Sacks Best Family Flour . . ..........25 c
Fresh Mountain Roil Butter ..........15 c. lb
Large Bottles Root Beer ..........5 c
New Cut Herrings, per dozen ..........8 c
Large, Juicy Lemons . ..........10 c
OldRyeWhiskey, 4years old ..........$2 gal.
Grape-Nuts, 2 for ..........25 c
3 Floating Soap for ..........5 c
Freezing Salt ..........10 c peck
Potted Ham and Tongue ..........4 c
Jap Brand Roasted Coftee, 1 lb. papers, Java and Laguyra grade ..........12 c lb
Best Meal ..........15 c peck
Good Mixed Tea ..........25 c lb
New Prunes.......... 4 c lb
Large 10c.boxes of Lye for.......... 5 c
Tacks. ..........1 c box, or 6 for 5 c
Three Boxes Washing Powder for ..........5 c
Large Bars Jefferson Soap ..........2 c
Good Carolina Rice ..........5 c lb
10c. Cake Bon Ami for ..........7 c
Large Glass Jars Preserves ..........10 c
New Roe Herrings ..........15 c doz.
Large Irish Potatoes ..........18 c peck
Cedar Tubs ..........35 c
Large Cans Grated Pineapple ..........10 c
Best American Granulated Sugar ..........5 1/2 c
Plum Tobacco ..........8 c
10 Bars Octagon Soap for ..........25 c
7 pounds Large Lurnp Starch for ..........25 c
Pure Cider Vinegar ..........20 c gal
Quart Jars Apple Butter ..........10 c
Small California Hams ..........9 c lb
Fine New Orleans Molasses in quart cans ..........10 c
Good Hay ..........85 c hundred
Sweet Pickles. ..........10 c qt.
Dunlop’s Best Patent Flour $4.20 bbl., or ..........27 c. bag
Try Our Silver King Flour $4.25 or ..........27 c bag
Try Our Jefferson Flour $4.60 or ..........30 c bag
Try Our 40c. Mixed. Tea–it’s fine
Large 5-StringBroom ..........20 c
Large Cans Boston Baked Beans ..........9c-can
Fresh Soda Crackers and Ginger Snaps ..........4 c lb

S. ULLMAN’S SON,

DOWN TOWN STORES:
1820-1822 E. Main.
Old ‘Phone 316, New Phone 509.

UP TOWN STORES:
506 E. Marshall.
Old and New ‘Phone 34.

MANCHESTER STORE,
1212-1214 Hull Street,
New ‘Phone 1342.

New Price List Mailed on Application.

[End of the text from the 1901 advertisement]

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Grocery prices RIchmond 1901

Courtesy of the Library of Congress "Chronicling America" newspaper project, by way of the Library of Virginia.

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