Grocers and Provisions Dealers

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Grocers and Provisions Dealers

Provisions dealers were grocers who catered to larger businesses like hotels and restaurants or ships preparing for voyages.They provided meats, vegetables and sundries.

Sometimes a hotel or restaurant owner went to the various city markets to purchase victuals.

Inspection of Fruit in New York Market by Order of the Board of Health - September 1873

The illustration shows "the inspector examining the stock of a small grocer in one of the poorer quarters of the city."

Notice the "Wines and Liquors" on the sign in the background. In Red Hook, Brooklyn many grocers also sold wine and liquor. See Red Hook Streets

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