National Geographic : 1943 Dec
The National Geographic Magazine CORN RHIt The Country Store Is a Jolly Clubhouse Here Wade Clark, father of the photographer whose pictures illustrate this article, sits on a piece of board laid over an empty nail keg and studies a book on cattle. Clark Bruce, the proprietor, plays checkers with Bob Clark. The merchant's son "kibitzes" at the contest between his dad and uncle. Kinship in the mountains is far-reaching. Most families are related somehow; and even when no blood tie exists, elderly people are called aunt and uncle. The heaped counter and laden shelves give only a slight idea of how merchandise is crowded into small space. Behind the stove are tables piled almost to the ceiling with all sorts of goods (page 768).