File:Newberry's, the old Dime Store on West Potomac Street..jpg

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Here's another 1930s'-era photo of the inside of JJ Newberry's, the old Dime Store on West Potomac Street. As you can see, the shelves were stuffed with merchandise, including stuff hanging from the ceilings.

In those days, Wendell Stewart was a stock boy and recalls escorting store clerks to the bank with money from the registers. On Saturday nights, you could barely turn around the store was so packed with customers.

(Photo courtesy of the City of Brunswick, MD History Commission; information from "Images of America: Brunswick" by Mary H. Rubin


Phil Lowery: I remember in the 60’s the store was packed and difficult to get around. Those old oak floor boards squeaking. I loved going around the two isles where they sold toys. They had numerous toys. I remembers the army soldier packs, paddle balls, bubbles, jacks. Memory lane. Most kids never heard of these toys. I liked seeing Rosie, Mrs. Kubat, and Mrs Coffman, and Mr Culley.

Linda Kidwiler Henson: I remember in the late 50's the store would be open one afternoon for kids to come in and Christmas shop for parents. I loved doing that. I remember the candy counter to the left of the store. Wasn't there boxes of shoes in front of the high office area? Great memories.

Dorothy M. Van Steinburg: I was always fascinated by the wooden "office" structure in the back of the store. When the door was opened there were stairs up to another level where you could see out over the whole store. Also, remember visiting the canary (FB keeps correcting plural form to Canadiens...sigh) in the back corner. Loved this store

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