Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Philadelphia and Its People in Maps:
The 1790s

Grocers

map of grocer locations

Map Copyright 2012, Paul Sivitz and Billy G. Smith, published with permission.

Like bakers, grocers appeared throughout the city, although they were less prevalent in the northern and southern suburbs, where poorer people gathered. Accounting for 4 percent of the occupations of householders in the city, grocers sold dried goods, like tea, coffee, and sugar.

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