Supermarkets: Fifty Years

August 15, 1980 – October 13, 1980

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Pendulum Area Floor Plan

This case features a 1937 Goldman Supermarket Cart (patented 1938), filled with 1930s grocery packages from the Smithsonian collections. Also displayed are photographs (from Progressive Grocer magazine) of supermarkets in the 1930s, when the supermarket concept flourished.