Twentieth century photograph collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Supermarket pioneer Clarence Saunders at the opening of his first Keedoozle store in Memphis, Tennessee, February 1937. The first fully automated grocery store in the United States was a vending machine concept using keys. Unfortunately, the technology was not capable of delivering the service promised and the store closed within a few months. Saunders tried several times to make the concept work but each failed.
"Clarence Saunders, Memphis, 1937" (2021). Other images. 308.
Saunders, Clarence, 1881-1953.