When a man was able to open his great grandmother’s shoe store for the first time since the 1960s, he was amazed by what he found inside.
According to AWM, one Reddit user got the chance to go into his great grandmother’s shoe store, which has been closed since the late 1960s.
Since its closing, the shoe store has not been touched. Other than some dust, everything in the store was remarkably well preserved. He took some photos of what he found and shared them on Reddit.
The store is filled with hundreds of pairs of vintage shoes, still new in the boxes.
The impressive find serves as a time machine into another era, and the photos provide some interesting insight into shopping in the 1960s.
According to the user’s Imgur post, the store was run by his great grandmother until she became ill in the late 1960s.
“Photos of our first look inside an old shoe store owned by my family. The store was open from the 40’s through the 60’s from what I recall,” he wrote on Imgur. “The store closed up when my great grandmother fell ill. She ran the store as long as she could until she passed away. They closed shop and it remained this way for over 40 years, mostly untouched.”
According to Newsiosity, the family says they have not revealed the location of the shoe store for security reasons. Fortunately, they have shared some incredible photos of what they have found.
“I have no idea how profitable (the business) was, perhaps that was a factor (in it closing),” the user wrote. “My grandparents were known for hoarding. My guess is they went with the mentality ‘it will be worth something someday.'”
Sources: AWM, Imgur, Newsiosity / Photo credit: Reddit via AWM