[Ads-l] Antedating of "Supermarket"

James Eric Lawson jel at NVENTURE.COM
Fri Mar 26 17:34:14 UTC 2021

1921 Omaha Daily Bee 08 April (Chronicling America: Historic American
Newspapers. Lib. of Congress)

It is with considerable pride that the management of this
new business institution solicits your approval of its
accomplishment in bringing to such successful completion this
acknowledged super-market.

On 3/26/21 4:13 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> supermarket (OED 1931)
> 1922 Salt Lake Telegram 30 June 4 (Newspapers.com)  (advertisement) Z. C. M. I. Meat Department "THE SUPER-MARKET"
> 1925 Los Angeles Times 27 Apr. II. 17 (Newspapers.com)  (classified advertisment) SPACE is established super market.
> 1926 Oakland Tribune 25 June 8-M (Newspapers.com)  (advertisement) Visit our new stores. To acquaint you with these new, super-markets ... we are giving to the first one thousand customers in each market a large loaf of bread FREE.
> Fred Shapiro

James Eric Lawson

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