Friday, February 01, 2013

The General Store by Bobbie Kalman

Kalman, Bobbie. The General Store. (Historic Communities.)  New York: Crabtree, 1997.

An informative look at 19th century general store and the work of the store owner and his family. The book contains a glossary at the end. Some of the illustrations were drawings; others were photographs. The quality of them varied. As a genealogist who had an ancestor who ran a general store, I found it fairly accurate according to what my mom told me about her father's stories about his father. The author pointed out that many of the store owners also served as postmasters, and this was accurate in my own ancestor's case.

This is part of the Friday series on children's literature and genealogy.

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