boiled ham, 65 cents; chicken, 45 cents; smoked eel, 86 cents; head cheese, 36 cents; liver sausage, 65 cents; Summer salami, 70 Hamburgers are bundled with a [1986] 1.45 oz.....40 cents of prices. "Although French cuisine was gaining a foothold, the dominant cooking style in New York was still English, reflected in the profusion of oyster saloons and Schlichter's, where I ate the other night, offered twenty-six fish and meat dishes as [1955]--15 cents [1848] Bengal price current (p. 467-501) product type (canned condensed soup). with other cities, and prices have only advanced with the heavy demand. Fairs, may include restaurant information. [1998] 18 oz, $2.29 The nickel is obsolete...Places like Chicago and New York are almost universally selling soft by Pepsi. uploaded full-text and free to the Internet. [1986] 1.69/20 oz Giant, 8 oz, 66 cents cone top can with a red, green and white logo that read "canned specially for use at home and on Boston School Kitchen Text-Book/Mrs. Skip to page 320 for data. --- [1977] 89 cents/15 oz otherwise) are: Beef tenderloin, 68 cents; beef pot ropast, 36 cents; soup beef, with bone, 31 cents; soup beef, boneless, A true price comparison should be done by How much did a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes cost? When Coca Cola was launched in 1886, it was offered free to customers in drug store soda The Maryland price is $1.20 a pint. Little if any of the supply is wasted now, as stores rarely have any which is not sold, and the thrifty German, at present Last year they guzzled 24 billion bottles of pop. Smash in Hong Kong," The Capital Times [Madison WI], October 25, 1975 (p. 3). Journal &c.) [2007]--89 cents head of an association of McDonald's franchisees, the company has been "trying to convince its franchisees that it's the right way to go for a couple of weeks." Campbell's Tomato Soup prices Each ration card is good at a designated store. About culinary research & about copyright Don't waste your time scanning through weeks of microfilm looking for one specific brand. Office for National Statistics prices for flour, white bread, milk, cheddar cheese, [1966] 43 cents/lb [1861] Book of Household Cookery, Isabella Beeton (some recipes include average cost) [1920] 9/16 oz.....3 cents [1960] 45 cents/lb Clear sides held firm at 2-3 cents. apples, 16 cents, German Camembert, 36 cents...These prices are for the American or other foreigner who lives in Germany and who forces, and the Union army proceeded overland to take Fort Donelson. container. [1941] 1 1/4 oz.....5 cents 'Tuesday--Bought three eggs, which a girl clerk had apparently had hidden behind the counter. AMAZING! [1987]--62 cents How Much Did It Cost In Morris County, NJ? [1964]--15 cents India global trade. [1978] 24 oz, $1.15 [2009] 1.0/2 cans (10 3/4 oz) 1.45 oz.,Value of a Dollar Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States 1860-2009, Scott Derks [Grey House Publishing:Millerton NY] 2009 (p. 641) The costs associated with intercepted shipments (lost either to rivals or to law enforcement vegetables, dairy produce, ham & bacon, fruit, grocery (nuts, candied peel, dried fruit, coffee, tea, mustard etc. Soda.--Super Carbonate, 25 cents. [1975] By 1960, however, it was Royal Crown that was selling the Java, 45-50 cents. you keyword 1886. We learn from this information that strawberries were sold to consumers in baskets, boxes, pints, quarts, and bushels. [17th century] British Office for National Statistics prices for flour, white bread, milk, cheddar cheese, [1968]--18 cents of sausages, but cold lunches become monotonous. Our research indicates these cans cost 5 cents each. We stuck with one flavor (tomato) and (2) This article offers a chart comparing the weights and costs for the following candy bars: Tootsie Rolls, Hersehy's Milk Dorrance earned his PhD at the University of Gottingen in Germany, then stayed on How? [2003] .80 Argentine fiddlers, or Marimba bands, were contented to cling to the 50-cent-a-shot tariff, counting on volume of business to [1972] 10 cents/can (10 1/2 oz) [1970] 1.55 oz., 7-Eleven convenience store, Randolph NJ The least expensive of the rapidly disappearing milk chocolate bars [1992] Daily Record, Coke, 6.98/two 12-packs 12 oz cans Determining accurate historic values of consumer goods is a complicated economic process--one Puffed milk chocolate bars were found to be more expensive than unpuffed bars of either the same or competing brands. [NOTES: (1) Hingham boxes were used in Boston.] Nomads who eat in restaurants, and know the headwaiter's first name, and Philadelphians pay 7 cents while folks in Colorado Springs shell out 6 cents. [1951] 8 oz, 13 cents Yesterday police made 13 arrests for drunken driving--not an unusual day. [1976] 18 oz, 69 cents Back in those days strawberries were seasonal and many people grew them at home. Contact your public library and historical society and ask about the availability of old newspapers, The least expensive of the rapidly disappearing milk chocolate bars The 5 cent bar was comparatively cheap, costing 3.3 cents an ounce; the penny bar, on the other hand, [1974] 18 oz, 43 cents ---Ersatz in the Confederacy: Shortages and Substitutes on the Southern Homefront, 1952 facsimile edition, Mary Elizabeth Massey [University of South months)--was Hershey's 3/4-ounce bar. E.01 advertisements in the early years. [1967] 12 oz, 29 cents Here's an example of how the hidden price rise works CU's shoppers found that there was no abundance in the stores of any kind of candy bars. [2009] $1.10 Also includes The following advertisement, which appeared in the Savannah best-known product in the world, Frederick Allen. [1929] no size, 7 cents The ultimate authority is the company. Wood, New York Times, September 19, 1938 (p. 7) (prices included in food notes) a teacher/scout leader assigning this project, please call ahead to alert the librarians you class is At the new price, when a customer orders a small drink and small fries the franchisee There is plenty of interesting information regarding McDonald's pricing strategies. During the health-conscious [1938] Corn Flakes were promoted as meat fillers and milk extenders. Each adult is allowed half a pound weights, measures, and money (value, exchange rates) [1947] 13 oz, 17 cents [1976] 1.2 oz.....15 cents [1985] 2.17/19 oz McDonalds [1994] 2.49/20 oz sells for 75 cents or more..." The average crop form one acre runs from thirty to fifty bushels. Your librarian can confirm availability or direct you to the closet holding library. A needs its foreign exchange to import war materials. In the earliest years, They begin with the $2.25 from $2. need. About this site. [1960] 18 oz, 27 cents The following advertisement, which appeared in the Savannah Every piece of clothing had to be made by hand and washed by hand in homemade soap. [1967] 49 cents/lb How much did a meal in New York City's Delmonico's cost and what did they serve? but At that price, a retailer grosses ---Value of a Dollar foods (arrowroot, pea flour, oatmeal, rice, tapioca). [1963] 10 cents/can Wood, New York Times, September 19, 1938 (p. 7) [1947] 1 oz.....5 cents Food ads published in local newspapers are the best sources for identifying brand-name retail prices. Night clubs and restaurants, [1937] 20 cents/3 cans (10 1/2 oz) the company had reduced the weight of its candy bars 11 per cent last May. Please note: finding local historic food prices is a great project, as long as you can be [1958] 10 cents/can (10 1/2 oz) [1966] 7/8 oz.....5 cents [2011] 69 cents/can (10 3/4 oz) or their fathers--can remember, the price has been 80 cents for a case of 24 small bottles. and a sixpence for roast fowl (chicken, goose, turkey, or duck)." $2.25 from $2. Don't waste your time scanning through weeks of microfilm looking for one specific brand. Monday from the president's chief inflation fighter, who said it would save the firm's One store was [1941] 1 1/4 oz.....5 cents --- Research conducted by Lynne All you need is a library card or student ID. from Germany, the milkshake mix from the Netherlands, the potatoes from Canada and the pickles from New York." [2013] week, if then... the city was out of onions...[and] garlic...'Thursday--Found a small grapefruit...to vary the usual [1990]--75 cents CU's shoppers found that there was no abundance in the stores of any kind of candy bars. In the 'smoke shops' of the lower East Side and Hell's Kitchen, on the west, the usual A crop of 30 bushels an acre is about equal to a corn crop of 10 bushels on the same ground, which, as every farmer knows, is a very poor product. sugar, ham, coffee, lamb, etc. prices but haven't quite worked up enough nerve; and a smaller fraction who are trying to hold the line. soil. Seaside lobster [1968] Value of a Dollar, Pepsi, .59/6pack of 10oz bottles AMAZING! And the Office of Price Administration recently tried--and failed--to get a permanent injunction against Mars, Inc., because [1867-1999] Victoria OPA's application for an injunction. fountains. While most of the buyers were men there could get better prices on the open market. A sale one week for Coca Cola is likely be matched the next places, years, seasons and months. cheeseburgers at its company-owned stores. CU's analysis pre-war 1939 aerate in New York was less than $3...Bottlers also have to calculate such costs as labor, bottles, cases, licensed tavern were regulated by law. worldwide. [1938] The 5 cent bar was comparatively cheap, costing 3.3 cents an ounce; the penny bar, on the other hand, Historic food prices for other countries Our research indicates these cans cost 5 cents each. Delmonico's: A Century of Splendor. If you want to compare your local prices from one decade to [1959] 10 cents/can Start here: [1985] Daily Record, Pepsi, .89/2 litre bottle shows: 'Sunday--half a lemon decorated my grilled flounder at the hotel--such extravagance--and every order in the dining room Schlichter's, where I ate the other night, offered twenty-six fish and meat dishes as ---Ersatz in the Confederacy: Shortages and Substitutes on the Southern Homefront, 1952 facsimile edition, Mary Elizabeth Massey [University of South [1953] 23 cents/7.25 oz Compared with the $1.50--or higher--price for such elegant burgers, the basic sells in London for 45 cents, about the same [annual survey, 1900+] [1993] 1.19/5.8 oz Most Germans always have bought from day to day. Advancing. 'Friday--Good fresh fish for dinner but shopped in vain for lemons, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, [1970] 45 cents/15 oz A large quantity can be disposed of at from 85-90 cents. In many cities in the state of Washington, soft drinks cost a dime a bottle. or their fathers--can remember, the price has been 80 cents for a case of 24 small bottles. Fairs, may include restaurant information. German pound and a dollar is worth 2.49 5/8 reichsmarks. [1950] Wars, price fixing investigations, Stagflation and (now) Agflation. [1962] 49 cents/lb Colonial American tavern prices None of the neighboring shops had pork, but one did produce two small, not too customers millions of dollars. are any...Some days they cannot get pork, an other days it may be mutton or another staple. None of the neighboring shops had pork, but one did produce two small, not too [1950] 34 cents/11 oz Point of purchase (vending machine, grocery store, restaurant, army [1988] 2.49/20 oz Rye.--1.25/bushel One store was [1929] no size, 7 cents introduction by Brian Swette. Washington's Booke of Cookery, pps 17-18). The price in Maryland is $1.10. Lard.--Stock exhausetd. [1972] Daily Record, Pepsi, .69/six-pack 12 oz cans [2003] .80 Campbell's tomato soup was introduced in 1897 and was instantly popular...And at just 10 cents a can, [1939] 7 cents/can [1954] 21 cents/7.25 oz This popular period marketing strategy soon created a demand for the product. We puposely excluded prices published by drug stores, department stores, and discount clubs. with their 5-cent price. Coca cola began selling its products in cans in 1940, two years after the first soda in cans (Cliquot [1991] .45 were what could run the check for a Delmonico repast up and up." [1954] 21 cents/7.25 oz New York City received last year from all sources, not less than 8,000,000 baskets of strawberries. has come to Europe...Nexst Saturday, McDonald's opens officially its second fast-food shop in Britain...Until the appearance of McDonald's the avaiability of pure-beef American-style hamburgers here had been limited to the [1947] 13 oz, 17 cents ...This huge Excel spreadsheet offers dozens of food prices including vinegar, rye, raisins, bread, butter, beef, beer, etc. The bait designed to lure customers through the golden arches is a 55-cent Big Mac, available only if purchased with a soft drink and french fries, menu items that But had you --like CU--saved the labels, here's what you'd But the other bars which were tested then and now showed a hidden price increase averaging around 23 per cent. The excuse is that the country [1936] 10 cents/pkg Roasted meats and sweet and savory pies and puddings were traditional menu items in 17th century England. Junior size, 18 pack, no ounces, 98 cents [Halloween] An interesting byproduct of this study was discovering the timeliness of Kellogg's advertising. [1952] 35 cents/11 oz Journal &c.) Germany, not only meat but almost all vegetables, fruits and other foods are sold by the pound. [1967] 49 cents/lb Then these delicious berries would be cheaper and more abundant every year." [1887-WWII] Value of a Dollar states the price of Coca Cola [1950] 34 cents/11 oz In context, it make perfect sense. As for milk chocolate with almonds, Aero (made by Hershey) was both the best buy and the worst, It's a matter of moment to 150 million Americans. [2004] 2.99/lb "Times Square: Cocktail Prices Change With Hour of Day--35-50-75 Cents," Variety, March 20, 1934 (p. 59) India $366.12 worth of 15- cent hamburgers, 19-cent cheeseburgers, 20-cent milkshakes and 10- cent and proved popular with consumers." He said Coke itself hasn't changed the prices. Or a penny and a quarter will bring him four nickels." food prices based on newspapers ads you will have the most success if you stick with the basics: This popular period marketing strategy soon created a demand for the product. Mission Orange. Sugars.--New Orleans, 9.5-13.5 cents. occasions, when the bill came to $17.88 and $12.00 respectively, Sargent entertained guests, or splurged on wines. and wine service. [1982] 1.65/19 oz Local historic food prices Unfortunately, most of these documents are not Unfortunately, most of these documents are not cents; coffee, $1.08; bread, 8 cents; butter, 58 cents; fresh tomatoes, 8 1/4 cents; lettuce (head), 4 cents; green corn, [Medieval period] Food & livestock Sargent' in 1840 and 1847, respectively...The 1840 bill was for four [1944] 1 5/8 oz.....5 cents [annual survey, 1900+] McDonald's hamburger prices Some prices are for name brand products (Leibig's beef essence, Harvey's sauce, Source: Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States 1860-2009, Scott Derks [Grey House Publishing:Millerton NY] 2009 (p. 643) had a supply of beef and pickled pigs feet. [1978] 79 cents/15 oz Times, Feb 27, 1985, pg. "[In Richmond VA] By February 1863 the price of flour had more than doubled. from a nickel to a dime...Key to the price problem is the amount that bottlers charge retailers. We find several articles about a scandal concering the McDonald's food prices and the Great Depression vs. WWII One store was Higher production computer. uploaded full-text and free to the Internet. Each ration card is good at a designated store. [1987] 24 oz, $1.99 Butter and lard already are [1915] 10 cents/can Retail food prices: 1995-present, monthly: [fee database] There is plenty of interesting information regarding McDonald's pricing strategies. [1861] Mission Orange. Douglas Collins [Harry N. Abrams:New York] 1994.] for Peter's ( 1 5/8-ounce bar), the lowest priced 5 cents bar CU found, and 3.3 cents for Hershey's 5 cents (1 1/2-ounce) bar. "Coca-Cola had tested their product in cans as early as 1940. [2011] 69 cents/can (10 3/4 oz) [NOTES: (1) The CampbellĀ’s Company was founded in 1869. had a supply of beef and pickled pigs feet. Sample here: "Quarter pounder priced at 55 cents." Office for National Statistics prices for flour, white bread, milk, cheddar cheese, ---M&Ms Plans to Nickel and Dime the Competition, New York Newsday, April 8, 1992 Coffee.--Very light stock. the Arches, John F. Love [Toronto:Bantam Books] 1986. cost 10 cents an ounce. Local restaurant prices Your librarian can confirm availability or direct you to the closet holding library. [1914, 1947, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2004] Consumer Price inflation, 1947-2004, [1987]--62 cents [1995] Daily Record, Coca Cola, .59-.99/2 litre bottle [1968] Value of a Dollar, Pepsi, .59/6pack of 10oz bottles Oats.--But few in market quoted at 60-65 cents shelled (p. 41) [NOTE: product weight not referenced in this article] Single hamburgers are not on the menu in our local McDonalds (Cedar Knolls, NJ). [1953] 23 cents/7.25 oz And the Office of Price Administration recently tried--and failed--to get a permanent injunction against Mars, Inc., because [1982] Daily Record, Coke, .99/1 litre bottle ---"Strawberries," New York Times, May 30, 1856 (p. 6) [1980] 1.05 oz.....25 cents [1944] 1 5/8 oz.....5 cents ---Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) September 29, 2002 [2001] 59 cents/can (10 oz) A true price comparison should be done by [1861] Book of Household Cookery, Isabella Beeton (some recipes include average cost) For God, country, and Coca-Cola: the Definitive History of the Great American Soft [1270-1955] Grain prices (wheat, barley, rye etc.) (jams, fruit in tins, jellies, tinned meats, soup, milk, vegetables), sauces & pickles (ketchup, chutney, curry) & grain/prepared At the new price, when a customer orders a small drink and small fries the franchisee --- "McDonald's 'Low Down Value' Menu," Dan Koeppel, Brandweek, January 1, 1991 (p. 10) Unless the company itself has conducted such a study, the best Office for National Statistics prices for flour, white bread, milk, cheddar cheese, Jersey Historical Society, New Series, January 1930, Volume XV, No. But the cheese has to be imported [1974]--30 cents does. global trade. headings & units (pound of bread), then scroll down to your target year. Positive: 100 %. The price? If you want to make price comparisons in modern times you also have to pay close attention Please note: finding local historic food prices is a great project, as long as you can be approximately the same on average. cents; coffee, $1.08; bread, 8 cents; butter, 58 cents; fresh tomatoes, 8 1/4 cents; lettuce (head), 4 cents; green corn, McDonalds Most Germans always have bought from day to day. [1209-1914] English prices and wages "Campbell's Soups were developed in the 1890s by Dr. John T. Dorrance, a chemist from Philadelphia. Whisky "slight reductions" in weight of candy bars sold in March did not constitute a violation of OPA regulations, and therefore he dismissed [2008] .59 During World War II the Office of Price Adminstration (1942-1945) set the prices of various [2001-2003] no prices found yet Night clubs and restaurants, Nomads who eat in restaurants, and know the headwaiter's first name, and Most of the American Civil War was fought on Southern [1947] 1 oz.....5 cents from Germany, the milkshake mix from the Netherlands, the potatoes from Canada and the pickles from New York." About these prices from Germany, the milkshake mix from the Netherlands, the potatoes from Canada and the pickles from New York." Canada In the 2000s, as we warily watch American corn crops diverted to ethanol production, Pricing is competitive; store/generic brands are always a little cheaper than national brands. governmental regulation. [1944] 6 oz, 5 cents rationed, and talk is that the police will issue cards for meat before the Winter is over. This is especially helpful if you are compiling prices for another city, as is Indian Domestic Economy/R. The excuse is that the country not have them until the stale ones outside were sold. A restaurant menu usually has enough suggestions to make the average customer Inflation calculators put these prices in context. somewhat less than two ounces of blended whisky, at from 20 cents to 25 cents a bottle. [1922] 32 cents/lb Food Expenditure Survey Your local public librarian can help you Store prices of a few typical articles (per American Pound unless stated boiled ham, 65 cents; chicken, 45 cents; smoked eel, 86 cents; head cheese, 36 cents; liver sausage, 65 cents; Summer salami, 70 Each ration card is good at a designated store. if you bough the candy bar by weight, they way you buy sugar, you'd be paying almost 9 cents instead of 5 cents for a four-ounce bar. Inflation calculators translate old prices into "today's dollars." [1270-1955] Grain prices (wheat, barley, rye etc.) pies, cakes, etc. [1867-1999] Victoria [1987] 1.99/20 oz juicy beefsteaks...Vegetable trays had only green beans, kohlrabi and green peppers. Have questions? [1959] 37 cents/11.75 oz An interesting byproduct of this study was discovering the timeliness of Kellogg's advertising. These are searchable via databases. Public drinking was strange and new to most of the customers. it would be interesting to know just in what the bill of fare differed.'" [1944] 9 cents/can yield relatively high profit margins. Canada from a nickel to a dime...Key to the price problem is the amount that bottlers charge retailers. Office for National Statistics prices for flour, white bread, milk, cheddar cheese, [1936] 10 cents/pkg A would only break even, said Adams" 'Warm cakes morning, noon and At that price, a retailer grosses A cheeseburger and tea? [NOTES: (1) CU=Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. [1967] 12 oz, 29 cents [1953] 32 cents/3 cans [1997]--$1.90 & 55 cents: "Burger price wars" [1209-1914] English prices and wages Pioneering breakfast cereal manufacturers (Kelloggs, Post, Quaker, Ralston) left an indelible mark [2002] Daily Record, Coca Cola .99/2 litre bottle Circus?" New York Times, June 3, 1972 (p.21) [1947] 1 oz.....5 cents [1997]--$1.90 & 55 cents: "Burger price wars" Pop Culture: 100 stories from Pepsi-Cola's first 100 years, Legs McNeil ; with an When Coca Cola was launched in 1886, it was offered free to customers in drug store soda cents. " advantage of its volume of sales as well as having only a six-ounce bottle. [1995] Daily Record, Coca Cola, .59-.99/2 litre bottle approximately the same on average. in Paris to learn about French cooking, especially soup making. Inflation calculators translate old prices into "today's dollars." [1915] no size, 8 cents It is estimated that fifty thousand bushels of this delicious fruit were sold in this City during the season of 1855, while about twelve thousand bushels were sold in Philadelphia, twelve thousand in Cincinnati, and ten thousand in Boston. Contrary to popular Karen Hess, culinary It is estimated that fifty thousand bushels of this delicious fruit were sold in this City during the season of 1855, while about twelve thousand bushels were sold in Philadelphia, twelve thousand in Cincinnati, and ten thousand in Boston. The supply varied [1973] 49 cents/15 oz published in certain towns for a specific time period. [1973] 49 cents/15 oz Large national papers (New York Times) contained food 1.55 oz, Super FoodTown, Cedar Knolls NJ Higher production was enough for a starving stevedore, naturally much of it uneaten and wasted; tomorrow we start housekeeping. [2000]--89 cents The value of those, at the wholesale price of 2 1/2 cents the basket, was $2000,000, for which the consumer probably paid double that sum. [1936] 8 oz, 20 cents/three pkgs [1974] 55 cents/15 oz The price of the loaf was fixed; the [1925] 25 cents/3 cans foods (arrowroot, pea flour, oatmeal, rice, tapioca). [2005] Daily Record, Coca Cola, 1.09/2 litre bottle As for milk chocolate with almonds, Aero (made by Hershey) was both the best buy and the worst, [1959] 37 cents/11.75 oz [1970] 1 3/8 oz.....10 cents During the American Civil War inflation was rampant and food was scarce. ---AP Newswire, August 20, 1979 topic. Everybody knows how they great Linnaeus cured himself of the gout by freely feasting on them. If your library does not have old newspapers, your librarian can help identify which papers were cents. " [2007]--89 cents Bartering (trading) goods and services in lieu of monetary payment was common in pre-iundustrial times. [18th century] London prices, mid-1700s ---Value of a Dollar if you bough the candy bar by weight, they way you buy sugar, you'd be paying almost 9 cents instead of 5 cents for a four-ounce bar. The size of a strawberry basket is about 'the size of a piece of chalk.' McDonalds also splashed that year in [1978] 24 oz, $1.15 "Plans by the McDonald's Corp. to lower its hamburger prices by a nickel drew plaudits Those who have the responsibility About these prices Coca Cola in cans: Coca-Cola began selling cans to overseas armed services in 1955 and, in 1959, test threatened. letters, journals and diaries. hamburgers cost 30 cents (Daily Mail, Hagerstown MD, May 1, 1975). ---"Candy Bars," Consumer Reports, April 1943 (p. 94-95) Normally the Big Mac sells for $1.90. An American pound is 9-10ths of a Puffed milk chocolate bars were found to be more expensive than unpuffed bars of either the same or competing brands. Suddenly, dinner at Delmonico's is off. for Peter's ( 1 5/8-ounce bar), the lowest priced 5 cents bar CU found, and 3.3 cents for Hershey's 5 cents (1 1/2-ounce) bar. Each adult is allowed half a pound The least expensive of the rapidly disappearing milk chocolate bars Great Depression vs. WWII Great Depression vs. WWII published in certain towns for a specific time period. liquor and drinking it at home. The Real Coke, Thomas Oliver [1942] Advertisement placed in the Daily Record [Morristown, NJ] newspaper, Bacon.--The market has been stationary. 1.55 oz, Super FoodTown, Cedar Knolls NJ That's a paradox only until you [1968]--18 cents Domestic wines sold as low as 89 cents a fifth. customers were buying little bottles, at 23 cents each, than anything else...Cocktail prices ranged from 25 cents to 40 cents. extravagance in candy buying CU cites the penny bar. popular demand, company promotion, and product surplus. ---Delmonico's: A Century of Splendor, Lately Thomas [Houghton Mifflin:Boston] 1967 (p. 45) Karen Hess, culinary [1938] 1 3/8 oz.....5 cents Pay of skilled workers is higher and, with the present shortage of labor for industrial and urban [1953] 23 cents/7.25 oz [1920] 15 cents/"tall can" World's Fair?) --- None of the neighboring shops had pork, but one did produce two small, not too [2003] 38 cents/can (10 3/4 oz) ---"Early Taverns in New Brunswick," Wm. In one Fourteenth street store more crowded most of Berlin must be dining out...In Berlin the early bird at the weekly market or stores gets the chops, if there [1984] 1.79/20 oz Argentine fiddlers, or Marimba bands, were contented to cling to the 50-cent-a-shot tariff, counting on volume of business to Inspired by the new competition, Coca-Cola began using and promoting Coca Cola in cans: any appreciable difference in bars you've been buying for the past four years. [1907] 25 cents/3 cans The soft drink maker even introduced a new label design [1938] 1 3/8 oz.....5 cents [1979]--38 cents Prices asked for provisions, Drink and the Company That Makes It, Mark Pendergrast. Delmonico Bill of Fare," Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost, Gastronomica, Spring 2008 (p. 40-50). mentally speculate: 'What can I get today?' 1) (by the glass or bottle) was five cents. 'Sunday--Ate in a restaurant and from the way they are [1909] Mrs. Beeton's Everyday Cookery, 11th edition (p. 37-44) prices for beef, mutton, pork, veal, lamb, poultry, game, fish, 'Tuesday--Bought three eggs, which a girl clerk had apparently had hidden behind the counter. [1954] 21 cents/7.25 oz [2000] 18 oz, $2.99 [1901-2002] Tasmania juicy beefsteaks...Vegetable trays had only green beans, kohlrabi and green peppers. During one week last season, more than 400,000 baskets were received daily in this City. All bottlers are divided into Most countries involved in WWII also rationed food and regulated prices. Bartering (trading) goods and services in lieu of monetary payment was common in pre-iundustrial times. [1960] 1 oz.....5 cents A comprehsive study of McDonalds hamburger prices through time is a complicated [2009] 1.0/2 cans (10 3/4 oz) [1962] 10 cents/can chophouses near the theaters, the markets and the centers of commerce...'Everything is done differently in New York form anywhere else....'...Any innovation that & dozens of vintage magazines (Good Housekeeping, American Cookery, Ladies Home Meanwhile, Dr. Dorrance's uncle, Arthur, was a partner in Joseph Campbell's Camden New Jersey, canning If your library does not have old newspapers, your librarian can help identify which papers were Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (historic overview of company strategy) Francisco one of the most staunchly held price lines in U.S. economic history is now crumbling rapidly. [1982] 1.00/5 cans (10 1/2 oz) Most Germans always have bought from day to day. old microfilm. McDonalds celebrated its 20th birthday April 20, 1975 by selling hamburgers at original price: 15 cents. 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