This week's Sepia Saturday gives options like bicycles,
or young lads with caps on their heads, or that lettering on the wall.
I think I found them all from my magazine collection.
" This village shop building is in Irlava, a small Latvian village and is one of the numerous rural retail establishments set up by the Crenci Consumers' Co-operative Society."
"One of the shop's mobile stalls does a brisk trade at the construction site of an inter-kolkhoz power station."
"The food department has varied assortment of groceries and provisions.
The shop also sells rakes, roofing iron, slate, paints, tar paper, cement, glass and other wares. The supply of high-quality goods is increasing steadily."
"Shall we buy it, Edita" the village schoolmistress asks her daughter."
" August Silkens, brigade leader at Veldre Kolkhoz, wheels out his newly purchased motor cycle."
Source: Soviet Union Magazine / November 1953
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