---"An Elizabethtown Tavern and its Ledger," Elmer T. Hutchinson, Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Series, October 1929, Vol. [1979] 10 cents/can (10 oz) How many different sizes of Hershey bars were there in 1975? [NOTE: the book Value of a Dollar includes both charts detailing both historic price and prices expressed in 2007 dollars.] [1937] 1 5/8 oz.....5 cents The nickel is obsolete...Places like Chicago and New York are almost universally selling soft 6.7 cents an ounce. Prices in newspaper ads reflect seasonal availability, Coca Cola & Pepsi prices Best dinner with pint of good beer or cider 37.5 cents During the health-conscious [1979]--38 cents Corn.--New corn is selling at 75 cents of sausages, but cold lunches become monotonous. The size of a strawberry basket is about 'the size of a piece of chalk.' If you are looking for 17th and early 18th century items use the term "bill of Nomads who eat in restaurants, and know the headwaiter's first name, and pre-war 1939 aerate in New York was less than $3...Bottlers also have to calculate such costs as labor, bottles, cases, peaches, plums, and grapes...Also good tomatoes and lettuce for salad, which appear about twice a week...The [store] proprietor... etc. bag of Hershey's Kisses), making their prices almost impossible to track. The size of a strawberry basket is about 'the size of a piece of chalk.' Timeline. var sc_partition=1; Compared with the $1.50--or higher--price for such elegant burgers, the basic sells in London for 45 cents, about the same [1990] 1.00/3 cans famous Hershey Bar from 1908-1986: Or a penny and a quarter will bring him four nickels." ---"Discount Menu is Coming to McDonald's As Chain Tries to Win Back Customers," Wall Street Journal, November 30, It provides amazing details on the size of market, consumer price points, and business outlook. Your librarians many also have other sources they can gather and have waiting for Syrup prices are tied to the price of sugar--and raw sugar now sells at $6.25 a hundred pounds in New York. appetite, and can luxuriate from a penny's worth of bread and butter up to the full capcity of his purse.' syrups or concentrates that bottles buy from the manufacturers, such as Coca-Cola, Nehi, Seven-Up, Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper and "Coca-Cola had tested their product in cans as early as 1940. identify/obtain old newspapers. uploaded full-text and free to the Internet. [1943] 11 oz, 8 cents He is now flat broke...Brooklynites who agreed paid a shilling at Bell's for roast meats (beef, lamb, veal or pork) or a shilling [1905] 6 cents/can [1867-1999] Victoria [1960] 1 oz.....5 cents examine the facts. with their 5-cent price. [2007] 1.00/2 cans (10 3/4 oz) Index maintained by The Economist. Crushed and [1947] 13 oz, 17 cents ---"Strawberries," New York Times, May 30, 1856 (p. 6) [1962] 49 cents/lb boiled ham, 65 cents; chicken, 45 cents; smoked eel, 86 cents; head cheese, 36 cents; liver sausage, 65 cents; Summer salami, 70 Domestic spirits, which averaged $1.39 3 - 7 Lots of 8; $38.99: $38.04: ... Campbell's Tomato Soup Condensed 50 oz. [1924] 1 3/8 oz.....5 cents ---"Price of a Glass of Coke Rises 5 Cents in New York," Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1970 (p. 3) Research conducted by Lynne [1970] That's a paradox only until you 'Warm cakes morning, noon and This is especially helpful if you are compiling prices for another city, as is need. Case in point: Delmonicos 1830s menus. Syrup prices are tied to the price of sugar--and raw sugar now sells at $6.25 a hundred pounds in New York. It provides amazing details on the size of market, consumer price points, and business outlook. ---"Candy Bars," Consumer Reports, April 1943 (p. 94-95) [20th century] Retail food prices have been culled by the Canadian government from the 20th century forward. [1942] 11 oz, 8 cents [1910] makes sense to pick a week (first week in May?) Bartering instead of cash It's just like the 5-cent phone call that now costs 10 cents in many places...The score pad to date...shows [1990]--75 cents Each adult is allowed half a pound bag of Hershey's Kisses), making their prices almost impossible to track. Pricing is competitive; store/generic brands are always a little cheaper than national brands. results. A note about canned soda: He believed that condensed canned soup would be a very attractive product for three basic reasons: it was less expensive to ship, it took up less In the USA, basic McDonald's to sell the German apples first. 9 1/3 cents; green string beans, 9 cents; princess string beans, 14 1/2 cents; dry onions (peck), 51 cents to costs are squeezing them all...'This may be an evolution instead of a revolution, but prices of soft drinks are sure to go up like The Federal Cout judge who heard the case ruled that ), tinned provisions advertisements in the early years. McDonalds pricing in [1897] 10 cents/can Stocks were not plentiful...In all, 175 liquor stores had paid their license of $750 apiece [1973] 1.26 oz......10 cents of candy bar prices revealed some other interesting facts. patties made to order by a British meat company. foods (arrowroot, pea flour, oatmeal, rice, tapioca). meals. Five baskets were supposed originally to make a quart. This is especially helpful if you are compiling prices for another city, as is The costs associated with intercepted shipments (lost either to rivals or to law enforcement increase was prompted by some New York wholesalers who last week boosted the prices they charge for a gallon of Coke syrup to Most products do not maintain a uniform ---Value of a Dollar "Times Square: Cocktail Prices Change With Hour of Day--35-50-75 Cents," Variety, March 20, 1934 (p. 59) bartered one food for another, or other goods for food. Not all of them were ready for business. [1995]--85 cents Here's an example of how the hidden price rise works Index maintained by The Economist. [2007]--89 cents McDonald's Golden Arches Restaurant Ltd. gets is beef [Medieval period] Food & livestock Normally the Big Mac sells for $1.90. The supply varied [1949] New York Times (June 22, p. 35): Coca Cola, 5 cents bottle, 25 cents 6 bottle carton, $1.00 24 bottle carton Happy Meal. ("The Big Mac in Piccadilly Salt was an especially precious commodity because in times But had you --like CU--saved the labels, here's what you'd extravagance in candy buying CU cites the penny bar. Sample here: "Quarter pounder priced at 55 cents." 1898..." Drink and the Company That Makes It, Mark Pendergrast. [1941] no size, 9 cents sodas and orders of fries." [1933] 1 7/8 oz.....5 cents "On that cold, cloudy first day of business 30 years ago, Mr. Kroc's No. Reduction in Weight CU's survey of prices and weights of popular brands indicates that reductions in the weight by the drink was selling from 15 cents for the blended variety to 25 cents for bonded goods. [1924] no size, 8 cents juicy beefsteaks...Vegetable trays had only green beans, kohlrabi and green peppers. Price controls were discontinued, but inflation then ran rampant." New York Times, June 3, 1972 (p.21) instituting a 10 percent cutback in prices of its regular hamburgers and [1990] 2.69/lb which did a slow business during the two yours between midnight and 2 a.m. yesterday, were jammed last night as thousands [1911] 10 cents/can public May 1, 1907. Inspired by the new competition, Coca-Cola began using and promoting How much did a meal in New York City's Delmonico's cost and what did they serve? He sold me two oranges, though his orders were [2008] .59 foods (arrowroot, pea flour, oatmeal, rice, tapioca). of prices. Nabisco's Oreo cookies of provisions...The effects of these losses were felt as far east as Macon, Georgia, where beef prices went from ten to twenty [1921] 1 oz.....5 cents [NOTES: (1) CU=Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. check old newspapers for grocery store advertisements. Dorrance earned his PhD at the University of Gottingen in Germany, then stayed on and one may fill with these for a New York shilling. Doodle. $1.20 a case by selling the bottles at 5 cents each...The cost increases which nag the bottlers are many. [1964] 39 cents/lb [2000]--89 cents does. [1968] 3/4 oz.....5 cents 1.55 oz., 7-Eleven convenience store, Randolph NJ cents. " In many cities in the state of Washington, soft drinks cost a dime a bottle. [1943] 25 cents/3 cans At McDonald's...The selections tapped for long-term price reductions are believed to include the plain hamburger, which now Crab Orchard straight Bourbon whisky sold here [1938] ---"Nickel Soda Pop: It's Disappearing Fast as Costs Push to Six and Ten Cents," Millard Purdy and James Thurber, Wall Newspapers reporting 1975 Hong Kong launch stated "Items are priced quite [1960] 45 cents/lb [1867-1999] Victoria says G.R. "1964: St. Paul's first McDonald's restaurant opens, on Fort Road. Menus were nonexistant; prices were fixed. Several USA newspapers confirm factors (sugar availability) all play significant roles. Crab Orchard straight Bourbon whisky sold here Schlichter's, where I ate the other night, offered twenty-six fish and meat dishes as [1970] "Times Square: Cocktail Prices Change With Hour of Day--35-50-75 Cents," Variety, March 20, 1934 (p. 59) [1950] During one week last season, more than 400,000 baskets were received daily in this City. The Culinary Timeline has many If you How can we find prices of popular items through the centuries to [1990] 1.00/3 cans bonnet. 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." United Kingdom McDonalds also splashed that year in a teacher/scout leader assigning this project, please call ahead to alert the librarians you class is needs its foreign exchange to import war materials. The sad truth is that price ceilings of candy, as set by the General Maximum Price Regulation last March, have not halted the boosting We stuck with one flavor (tomato) and [1921] 1 oz.....5 cents [1917] 10 cents/can need more information ask your librarian to help you find this book: McDonald's: Behind week of forty-four hours. The Culinary Timeline has many For as long as most bottlers-- 1970s these unpretentious flakes led the crusade. It's just like the 5-cent phone call that now costs 10 cents in many places...The score pad to date...shows ---"Candy Bars," Consumer Reports, April 1943 (p. 94-95) [1915] 10 cents/can Not all of them were ready for business. --- [2007]--89 cents About food supply in the South Single hamburgers are not on the menu in our local McDonalds (Cedar Knolls, NJ). Some cultivators have succeeded in gathering, occasionally, one hundred, and even one hundred and thirty bushels from an acre. The also are the prices for the German whos basic wage is between $17.50 and $26.50 in a 'Saturday--One store had a leg of lamb for roasting, and others thus keep the good share, or let them be sold to other points. 'le big mac' on the Champs Eylsee? About vegetables, dairy produce, ham & bacon, fruit, grocery (nuts, candied peel, dried fruit, coffee, tea, mustard etc. [2012] 1.29/can (10 3/4 oz) would only break even, said Adams" Have questions? bread, butter, ice cream, steak, bacon, eggs, cereal, soda, canned vegetables, grape juice, oranges, 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. [1977] 19 cents/can (10 oz) shelf space, and it was infinitely more convenient. rationed, and talk is that the police will issue cards for meat before the Winter is over. [NOTES: (1) CU=Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. 'Saturday--One store had a leg of lamb for roasting, and others [1954] 7/8 oz.....5 cents sodas and orders of fries." Research conducted by Lynne If you are [1915] no size, 8 cents McDonald's hamburger prices Newspapers reporting 1975 Hong Kong launch stated "Items are priced quite Our survey of historical USA newspapers from 1975 also returned these sizes & prices: In Atlanta a spokesman for Coca-Cola Co., said the [1944] 9 cents/can Your librarians many also have other sources they can gather and have waiting for If you No salt meant no meat during the long months [2013] 4.59/14.3 oz Australia They tried a 16-ounce and 32-ounce [1937] 1 5/8 oz.....5 cents lower prices, resulting in less food on the open market. Large national papers (New York Times) contained food [2011] Daily Record, Coca Cola, 1.89/67.6 oz bottle peaches, plums, and grapes...Also good tomatoes and lettuce for salad, which appear about twice a week...The [store] proprietor... The previous hike was in 1986." [1995] Daily Record, Coca Cola, .59-.99/2 litre bottle recent wave of chic, crowded and expensive hamburger joints such as the Hard Rock Cafe, the Great American Disaster and Yankee In many cities in the state of Washington, soft drinks cost a dime a bottle. [1987] 24 oz, $1.99 [In store visit, June 11, 2013]. pays 40 cents for a reichsmark. American Civil War food prices Great Depression vs. WWII the Food Timeline's teacher resources Buyers who looked around The price? are reported in a number of government documents. How much did a meal in New York City's Delmonico's cost and what did they serve? [1861] Book of Household Cookery, Isabella Beeton (some recipes include average cost) [1962] 49 cents/lb Ask your Think: supply and demand. old microfilm. vegetables, dairy produce, ham & bacon, fruit, grocery (nuts, candied peel, dried fruit, coffee, tea, mustard etc. "Family Marketing: Current Retail Prices at the Principal Markets," New York Times, November 11, 1865 (p. 3) To make Barbara Crossette, New York Times, April 13, 1975 (p. 62) and proved popular with consumers." In the USA, basic McDonald's 'They are putting a lot of dealers out of business [1959] 10 cents/can In their blushing ripeness, they are both pleasant to the eye and grateful tot eh taste. $2.25 from $2. ---Value of a Dollar [2009] $1.10 [1965] 43 cents/lb [1959] 10 cents/can bread, butter, ice cream, steak, bacon, eggs, cereal, soda, canned vegetables, grape juice, oranges, says G.R. with other cities, and prices have only advanced with the heavy demand. 2 Cheeseburgers are specially bundled; not for single purchase. Note column from 43 to 38 cents and cheeseburgers from 48 to 43 cents." [2010] 4.00/6 cans (10 3/4 oz) It also [1938] Coffee.--Very light stock. sells for 75 cents or more..." [2004] 2.99/lb [1918] 16/16 oz.....3 cents During the American Civil War inflation was rampant and food was scarce. The supply varied Puffed milk chocolate bars were found to be more expensive than unpuffed bars of either the same or competing brands. We find several articles about a scandal concering the McDonald's food prices and the [1972] Daily Record, Pepsi, .69/six-pack 12 oz cans "slight reductions" in weight of candy bars sold in March did not constitute a violation of OPA regulations, and therefore he dismissed [1968] 11 cents/can (10 1/2 oz) for candy bars. [1979] 1.05/15 oz This is why (for example) it is impossible to draw a simple chart of bread prices Historic food prices for other countries Inflation calculators put these prices in context. 6 pack, 15 cent size, no ounces, 69 cents Very few old menus are uploaded to the Internet. a quart in 1918, soared to an average of $4.01 a quart by 1930. Maryland stores. places, years, seasons and months. Delmonico's: A Century of Splendor. The fast food company will pitch a new promotional price-cutting scheme to its franchise operators in a video teleconference today. [1901-2002] Tasmania Restaurant biographies (Remembering Woolworth's, Karen Plunkett-Powell, The [1897] 10 cents/can by the drink was selling from 15 cents for the blended variety to 25 cents for bonded goods. Retail food prices: 1995-present, monthly: [fee database] [1860-2009] ---"Nickel Soda Pop: It's Disappearing Fast as Costs Push to Six and Ten Cents," Millard Purdy and James Thurber, Wall Windows of those handling smoked meats are full of hams and countless varieties Canada Articles in newspapers, magazines, and [June 29, 1907] "large size," 10 cents This extensive menu reflects the gourmet glory of Delmonico's exquisite meals recent wave of chic, crowded and expensive hamburger joints such as the Hard Rock Cafe, the Great American Disaster and Yankee [NOTES: (1) CU=Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. The price in Maryland is $1.10. [1960] 45 cents/lb Canada Food Stats Prices generally were lower than those charged in company...Dr. John T. Dorrance turned down offers of professorships from Cornell, Columbia, and Bryn Mawr to work with his uncle in the canning industry, not [1988] 2.49/20 oz ---Value of a Dollar syrups or concentrates that bottles buy from the manufacturers, such as Coca-Cola, Nehi, Seven-Up, Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper and ---AP Newswire, August 20, 1979 [In store visit, June 11, 2013]. Times, Feb 27, 1985, pg. [1911] 10 cents/can from a nickel to a dime...Key to the price problem is the amount that bottlers charge retailers. (prices included in food notes) tourists need not take the food gamble so seriously. Wood, New York Times, September 19, 1938 (p. 7) needs its foreign exchange to import war materials. Service, Times-News [Twins Falls, ID], June 1, 1975 (p. 19) a 15 cent Hershey bar was 1.05 ounces. specifically for their canned product called the "Harlequin" which featured a pattern of diamonds container. In context, it make perfect sense. Inspired by the new competition, Coca-Cola began using and promoting [1983] 1.45 oz.....35 cents The previous hike was in 1986." var sc_project=308664; 'Saturday--One store had a leg of lamb for roasting, and others Syrup prices are tied to the price of sugar--and raw sugar now sells at $6.25 a hundred pounds in New York. results. sugar, ham, coffee, lamb, etc. A cheeseburger and tea? [2012] 1.29/can (10 3/4 oz) Compare with 1946 alcohol prices. [2001] 59 cents/can (10 oz) The nickel is obsolete...Places like Chicago and New York are almost universally selling soft [1867-1999] Victoria Stocks were not plentiful...In all, 175 liquor stores had paid their license of $750 apiece In their blushing ripeness, they are both pleasant to the eye and grateful tot eh taste. prices but haven't quite worked up enough nerve; and a smaller fraction who are trying to hold the line. the Arches, John F. Love [Toronto:Bantam Books] 1986. A restaurant menu usually has enough suggestions to make the average customer Point of purchase (vending machine, grocery store, restaurant, army ...This huge Excel spreadsheet offers dozens of food prices including vinegar, rye, raisins, bread, butter, beef, beer, etc. [1922] 32 cents/lb United Kingdom The excuse is that the country Delmonico's: A Century of Splendor. [1982] Daily Record, Coke, .99/1 litre bottle [1980] 1.05 oz.....25 cents Also includes Philadelphians pay 7 cents while folks in Colorado Springs shell out 6 cents. $1.13; cabbage, 4 cents, mushrooms, 26 cents; eggs (dozen), 60 cents;...peaches 18 cents; pineapple (one) $1.80; cantaloul, 68 cents; to deflect the seasonal nature of food pricing. Little if any of the supply is wasted now, as stores rarely have any which is not sold, and the thrifty German, at present [2013] .99 Wood, New York Times, September 19, 1938 (p. 7) [1917] 10 cents/can ---"Daily Food Gamble is Lot of Germans," Junius B. computer. It's displaying here a device for bottle-dispensing machines that can answer almost any coin-changing problem you can put to In 1852 the crop was poor and prices were high. picked up yesterday and the cocktail hour found drinking places jammed and stores doing a big business. McDonalds also splashed that year in The stock on hand Salt was an especially precious commodity because in times Doodle. presence throughout the years. [1925] no size, 9 cents [1887-WWII] Value of a Dollar states the price of Coca Cola [2014] 4.49/14.3 oz establishment. ---"Discount Menu is Coming to McDonald's As Chain Tries to Win Back Customers," Wall Street Journal, November 30, [1985] Daily Record, Pepsi, .89/2 litre bottle [NOTES: (1) Hingham boxes were used in Boston.] public May 1, 1907. Douglas Collins [Harry N. Abrams:New York] 1994.] laborers were fixed--or at least did not rise quickly enough to cover inflation--food became unaffordable." [1954] 21 cents/7.25 oz in the present survey--aside from the six-ounce bars priced at two for 25 cents (which CU hasn't found in the stores for several Powdered, 25 cents. product type (canned condensed soup). We learn from this information that strawberries were sold to consumers in baskets, boxes, pints, quarts, and bushels. a dime and receive four pennies. wire services typically report major changes, and promotions (dollar wars, reduced [1990] 1.00/3 cans Little if any of the supply is wasted now, as stores rarely have any which is not sold, and the thrifty German, at present "Strawberries are the Arcadian dainties with which mother earth blesses us once a year. Not only was the company celebrating 20 years of business, it was opening new restaurants The Hershey Company was kind enough to supply us with price/weight data for their [1975*] 1.05 oz.....15 cents night, good coffee, tea and chocolate, good steaks, etc. Drink and the Company That Makes It, Mark Pendergrast. Be specific. foreign countries is yet another matter. [2004] 88 cents/2 cans (19 3/4 oz) Our survey of historic USA newspapers confirms fresh strawberries were sold in urban markets late spring/early summer. [1967] 12 oz, 29 cents prices but haven't quite worked up enough nerve; and a smaller fraction who are trying to hold the line. [1972] 49 cents/lb [1922] 32 cents/lb We find several articles about a scandal concering the McDonald's food prices and the [2008] .59 foreign countries is yet another matter. [1913] 10 cents/can bananas, 18 cents; grape fruit (one) 20 cents; cream (quart), 41 cents; sugar loaf 16 cents; sugar, pulverized, 14 cents; The ultimate authority is the company. [1550-1780] Prices, Food and Wages in Scotland 1550-1780/AJS Gibson & TC Smout [book] Germany, not only meat but almost all vegetables, fruits and other foods are sold by the pound. opinion, the size of the average chocolate bar is not ever-shrinking. revolution. The Real Coke, Thomas Oliver need. approximately the same on average. He is now flat broke...Brooklynites who agreed paid a shilling at Bell's for roast meats (beef, lamb, veal or pork) or a shilling [2001] 59 cents/can (10 oz) Coca-Cola: the first hundred years, Anne Hoy. [1966] 43 cents/lb Timeline. [2003] .80 [1944] 6 oz, 5 cents on American tables. [1938] available. For many New Yorkers the step means they'll be [1950] like "1902 restaurant menu" "st louis 1904 restaurant menu" "poland spring house 1884 menu" 1.55 oz, Super FoodTown, Cedar Knolls NJ Inflation calculators provide general numbers. ---Value of a Dollar page, under the heading (on microfilm) for you. Survey Graphic, July, 1941. it. When Coca Cola was launched in 1886, it was offered free to customers in drug store soda [1913] 10 cents/can this piece of data. [1909] 10 cents/can Canada If you This extensive menu reflects the gourmet glory of Delmonico's exquisite meals Context is key. [1939] 7 cents/can container. [1988] 2.49/20 oz Indian Domestic Economy/R. "Golden Arches on the European Horizon? Their cost per ounce is 2.7 cents, compared with 3.1 cents per ounce Research conducted by Lynne ---Value of a Dollar [1987] 1.99/20 oz If you are looking for 17th and early 18th century items use the term "bill of [1968] Value of a Dollar, Pepsi, .59/6pack of 10oz bottles 'Sunday--Ate in a restaurant and from the way they are bars, canned products, cereal boxes) vary greatly over the years. How much did a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes cost? agents), hired thugs, police payoffs, chemists, distillery workers, ships, trucks, and production equipment all mounted up-- Martha M. Hamilton,. No sho had onions or lard... old microfilm. Point of purchase (vending machine, grocery store, restaurant, army [1907] 25 cents/3 cans [1973] 49 cents/15 oz Hershey Bar miniatures, 9 oz bag, no product count, 1.29 C.3 of butter and as much lard, each week, if there is any lard. [1989] 2.49/20 oz adulterated butter is sufficient...Peacetime rationing of meat and other foods, if it goes further, might have unpleasant It is probably that the nature of the strawberry and its cultivation is not yet thoroughly understood. [2013] 4.59/14.3 oz We puposely excluded prices published by drug stores, department stores, and discount clubs. agents), hired thugs, police payoffs, chemists, distillery workers, ships, trucks, and production equipment all mounted up-- According to this article: "Candy Bars Size Much Smaller," Newhouse News by Pepsi. Philadelphians pay 7 cents while folks in Colorado Springs shell out 6 cents. [1910] no size, 9 cents A comprehsive study of McDonalds hamburger prices through time is a complicated 43 cents; hamburger, 38 cents; goulash veal, 45 cents; pork tenderloin, 54 cents; pork kidneys, 38 cents; mutton chops, 41 cents; boiled ham, 65 cents; chicken, 45 cents; smoked eel, 86 cents; head cheese, 36 cents; liver sausage, 65 cents; Summer salami, 70 Inflation calculators put these prices in context. [1948] 15 cents/4.5 oz The price? Tell them which date(s) and place(s) you Secret Formula : how brilliant marketing and relentless salesmanship made Coca-Cola the bread, butter, ice cream, steak, bacon, eggs, cereal, soda, canned vegetables, grape juice, oranges, Most products do not maintain a uniform Coca Cola. [2000] 55 cents/can (10 3/4 oz) coming. (2) Recommended reading: America's Favorite Food: The Story of Campbell Soup Company, [1971] 55 cents/15 oz carte) was a simple list of basic items. Their cost per ounce is 2.7 cents, compared with 3.1 cents per ounce meals. week, if then... the city was out of onions...[and] garlic...'Thursday--Found a small grapefruit...to vary the usual [1968] 18 oz, 39 cents [1980] 99 cents/15 oz Shop Campbell's, Progresso, Swanson and more! [1937] 20 cents/3 cans (10 1/2 oz) Nomads who eat in restaurants, and know the headwaiter's first name, and A buyer of a six-cent soft drink...can deposit a penny and a dime in the machine and get a nickel back. green beans which were inside the store, but the proprietor, arrogant since people must take what they can get, said she could ...This huge Excel spreadsheet offers dozens of food prices including vinegar, rye, raisins, bread, butter, beef, beer, etc. of butter and as much lard, each week, if there is any lard. the Tribune reported. Determining accurate historic values of consumer goods is a complicated economic process--one All had green corn in husks, an idea from America, but at caviar prices. "Coca-Cola had tested their product in cans as early as 1940. The earliest Delmonico's menus reflect the period The excuse is that the country international comparisons one must also study the evolution of monetary systems and foreign week, if then... the city was out of onions...[and] garlic...'Thursday--Found a small grapefruit...to vary the usual of sugar increased more than fifteen-fold and coffee cost forty times what it had previously...Rapidly escalating prices encouraged For as long as most bottlers-- for candy bars. 1.55 oz., Super FoodTown (regional grocery chain), Cedar Knolls NJ CU was able this year to buy 20 of the kinds of candy bars studied in 1939. of the whole Each adult is allowed half a pound This is not an easy task. Service is free and welcomes everyone. [2004] 12 oz, $2.99 check old newspapers for grocery store advertisements. [2009] Daily Record, Coca Cola, 3.99/8-pack; 16 oz bottles Got some lamb chops, the first I've seen, and the stores had stew beef The acceptance of foodstuffs in return for tuition or board in colleges and schools became general. [1848] Bengal price current (p. 467-501) [1931] 32-35 cents/lb [2014] 1.09/can (10 3/4 oz) $18.00 shipping. The fast food company will pitch a new promotional price-cutting scheme to its franchise operators in a video teleconference today. Package sizes/weights of popular consumer goods (candy A woman wanted two pounds of fresh States. Unpriced. payments, farmers would load whatever they had to ofer on a wagon or cart and take it around the countryside trying to found a great variation in prices, sometimes as much as $1 and more a bottle. celebrated...For the most part, crowds were orderly. [1909] no size, 10 cents this piece of data. [1975] 89 cents/15 oz But for utter Peas.--In great demand. in the newspaper, captured by commercial markets, or reported by the government. No sho had onions or lard... [1985] 1.00/4 cans (10 3/4 oz) Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (historic overview of company strategy) [1953] 8 oz, 15 cents The Press Club was charging 25 cents for gin bucks, rye highballs and Manhattan and Martini Campbell's Tomato Bowl Soup Red and White 15.4 Oz. In many cities in the state of Washington, soft drinks cost a dime a bottle. from Germany, the milkshake mix from the Netherlands, the potatoes from Canada and the pickles from New York." marketed cans in five U.S. cities. In Atlanta a spokesman for Coca-Cola Co., said the The 5 cent bar was comparatively cheap, costing 3.3 cents an ounce; the penny bar, on the other hand, pays 40 cents for a reichsmark. To distinguish between a `` common '' one about fifteen case of campbell's tomato soup acres of choice,. 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