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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, January 1-15, 1906


Automobiles
NONE ADVERTISED, NEW OR USED

Clothing
Boys' shoes, .73-1.50/pair
Boys' suit, 1.59/each
Cap, .20-.40/each
Childrens' boots, .99/pair
Childrens' coat, 1.98-8.50/each
Corsets, W.B. Nuform, 1.00/each
Men's coat, 9.39/each
Men's shirt, .29-.69/each
Men's socks, black, .25/3 pairs
Men's suit, 8.89/each
Men's trousers, 1.50-3.00/pair
Silk morning veil, 2.65-6.75/each
Women's coat, fur-lined, 4.50/each
Women's collar, .10-1.25/each
Women's dress shoes, 4.25/pair
Women's skirt, 4.98/each

Employment
Job ads placed in these papers did not indicate salary

Food & beverages
Asparagus, "Defender," .20/"tall" can
Bacon, fancy sugar cured, .10/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, .25/3 lbs
Butter, Fancy Creamery, .24/lb
Cheese, cream, .14/lb
Chocolate, .30-.60/lb
Cookies, Nabisco 5 O'Clock Teas, .09/pkg
Eggs, .15-.34/dozen
Fish, Best Red Maska Salmon, .12/1 lb
Flour, Purina Health, .20/3 lb box
Ham, .12/lb
Ketchup, .75/bottle
Milk, condensed, Borden's Eagle Brand, .12/can
Nuts, fancy mixed, .25/2 lbs
Peanut butter, .10/2 jars
Peas, corn, lima beans, string beans, .25/3 cans
Preserves, jam, .09/lb
Pies, .10/2
Potatoes, 2.49/sack
Salt, .10/8 lbs sack
Spaghetti, .07/box
Tea, Indian Ceylon, .25-.30/lb
Vanilla, .25/4 oz

Furniture
Bookcase, 11.25/each
Carpet, Brussels, .69/yard
Carpet, velvet, .85/yard
Chairs, Morris, mahogany, 7.98-9.75/each
Chiffoniers (high narrow chest of drawers), 3.98/each
China closet, 14.75-15.65/each
Parlour suite, mahogany, 45.00-60.00
Rugs, tapestry, 12.98/each
Sideboards, oak, 20.00-22.00/each

Household goods
Lamp, Angle, 1.80-9.00/each
Matches, .04/1000 count box
Pillowcases, 42" X 36", .09/each
Sheets, 59" X 96", .50/each
Soap, scouring, .07/each
Towels, cotton damask, .08/each; hemmed, .12/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ] .01/daily paper

Personal care & health
California Prune Wafers, .25/100 wafers
Irving's Buchu Waters for kidney and urinary organs, .50/container
Laing's Magic Liniment, 1.00/large bottle
Toilet paper, .25/pkg

Real estate
Houses for sale
NO HOUSES LISTED FOR SALE IN THIS PERIOD
Houses for rent
Morristown, Ridgedale Ave., double house, 6 rooms each, 12.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Morristown, 13 Morgan St., 3 rooms, 1st floor, 8.00/month
Morristown, 19 Early St., 7 rooms, 2nd floor, 12.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Skates, Peck & Snyder's steel, .60/pair
Sleds, .25/each
Theatre, Lyceum, "Over Niagara Falls," .35-.75/ticket

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14 May 2007