First self-service groceries
Piggly Wiggly store in or near Memphis, Tennessee, was the first self-service grocery store in US. Here are photos from shortly after it opened in 1918.
Interior of store
Showing entrance turnstile with small wicker shopping baskets, and check-out counter.
Check out counter with cash registers
Shelves in a grocery store
Interior of a self-service grocery store
Grocery store with two turnstiles in foreground
Merchandise on shelves
Scales on top of counter & paper bags underneath