Have you ever heard of the town of Advance in Alabama? The pictures below were taken in July 1936 of some rural grocery stores around Alabama and the town name of Advance, Alabama is mentioned as one location. I have not been able to locate a town of Advance in Alabama. Share you information in the comments below if you know where it is.
General and grocery stores in rural Alabama looked very different in July 1936 as compared to today. Look how many sacks of flour were needed. It’s interesting to see all the items displayed. These photographs were taken by Walker Evans in 1936 (Library of Congress)
Interior of General Store near Moundville, Hale County, Alabama July 1936
This may be the outside of the general store above. July 1936
Grocery Store in Sprott, Perry County, Alabama 1936
McCollum Grocery Store, Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama 1936
Abandoned store in Advance, Alabama 1936
Abandoned stores in Advance, Alabama