One of the stars in the firmament of independent neighborhood grocers of the mid-20th century was Fishermen’s Market, run from the 1930s at least through the late 1960s by Joseph A. Marshall (b ±1894) and Emma L. (Smith) Marshall (b ±1893). Their experiences here included a wartime turkey shortage in 1943 that cut deliveries of the Thanksgiving bird by 80 percent. The building is no longer standing.
¶ Last updated on 20 August 2016. ¶ Image courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project, Helen Valentine Collection, Page 4996.