Window shopping at the grocery, then

B. Lodge (Lodges)  and Grand Cash Market  North pearl albany ny 1940s

Check out this Pearl Street pic from the 1940s posted from the Albany Group Archive on Flickr. The Albany Muskrat highlighted it on Twitter with a Thanksgiving ad for the grocery, Grand Cash Markets.

Recommended: Heading over to Flickr and zooming in on the photo. You can see into the store itself a bit and gawk at the all the vegetables on display.

Also: There's a woman standing under the B. Lodge sign (same typeface as today!), and she has a "I'm an annoyed you're taking my photo" look on her face.


Really neat photo. And grapefruits were 10 for 25 cents! But I'm confused because on that side of the street, B. Lodge should have the side street before it. Did they move between then and now?

I think I can explain the cheap grapefruit- Mom said that they used to be so sour that you had to cut them in half, dump sugar on them, and refrigerate them overnight before eating.

I think Lodge's moved a few times. In this photo you can see part of the street sign of "mp st". That's Van Tromp St. the little on-ramp street to the left of Cap Rep/Garage.

Thanks AoA. We now have over 24,000 images of Albany, from historic scenes to pics of the buildings on the Historic Albany Foundation Inventory today. They are keyword searchable, including decade, and are also arranged in albums by neighborhood, subject and time period.

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