"No man of sense ought to be ashamed of being called a shopkeeper" - Napoleon
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By the late 17th century England and Wales had about 40,000 shopkeepers, according to the estimate of pioneer statistician Gregory King.
From Jews of Brooklyn
"If today most people consider Jewish candy stores just a place to buy sweets, sixty years ago they were an important element in the social fabric. These places were gathering places, meeting places, centers of the community ..."
"My interest in the corner shop is personal – my parents’ shop formed the backdrop to my daily life. Growing up, the shop served as my playground, library, kitchen, bus stop, and office, and continues to play a huge part in my experience of that most elusive of concepts – ‘home’."
A - Z of Shopkeepers and Retailers
Those who cut, dress, groom, style and shave males' hair
- Pork Butchers
originally a retailer or wholesaler of cloth mainly for clothing. A draper may also operate as a cloth merchant or a haberdasher.
- Haberdashers - selling small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zips etc.
those who repair, modifiy, design, or build firearms
Those who cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. See Hairdresser
Lending money on portable security - Lending money on portable security - see History of pawnbroking
- Shops and Shopkeeping
- The Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan
- Shopkeeper in Colonial America
- Jewish Shopkeepers in the American South
- Coolies, Shopkeepers, Pioneers: The Chinese of Mexico and Peru (1849–1930)
- City of London Livery Companies
- Shopkeepers for a Nation
- general store, general merchandise store, general dealer or village shop
- Wikipedia - the department store "Aristide Boucicaut founded Le Bon Marché in Paris in 1838, and by 1852 it offered a wide variety of goods in "departments" inside one building."
- The Wonderful World of the Department Store in Historical Perspective: A Comprehensive International Bibliography Partially Annotated
- Female shopkeepers & tradeswomen
- Ranker - List of famous shopkeepers
- Trading Posts In the United States in the early 19th century, trading posts used by Native Americans were licensed by the federal government and called "factories".
- Trading Posts & Mercantiles in Montana
- United Indian Traders Association
- The Bodega: A Brief History of an Urban Institution The Internet wants to know: what's a bodega? Any New Yorker can answer that question. But first we're going around the corner, you want anything?
- Old Occupation Names
- GENUKI - Occupations United Kingdom and Ireland