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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, October 1-15, 1920

Automobiles
New
Chandler, touring, 1,895.00
Cleveland Six, touring, 1,435.00
Overland, touring, 1,035.00
Used
Cadillac "8", 1917, passenger touring car, 1,600.00
Chandler, model 17 touring, 650.00
Dodge, touring, 775.00

Clothing
Boy's golf hats, 1.25-3.50/each
Boy's knee pants, 1.59/pair
Boy's suit, 15.00/each
Children's pajamas, Dr. Denton's, 1.00-1.45/each
Girl's dress, navy blue wool serge, braid trimmed, 12.75/each
Men's hat, felt, 3.85/each
Men's overcoat, 12.50/each
Men's shirt, chambray work shirt, 1.50/each
Men's shoes, work style, 2.95/pair
Men's suit, Style Plus Value First Fall Suits, 40.00-60.00/each
Sweater, 3.95-12.50/each
Women's coat, 37.50/each
Women's blouse, 3.95-17.50/each
Women's dress, flannel, 2.50-3.50/each
Women's petticoat, 1.19/each
Women's skirt, 1.19-1.75/each

Employment & services
Bricklayers, 1.25/hour
Laborers, 5.50/8 hour day
Laundress, 3.00/day
Men's suits pressed, .50/each
Shoe repair, men's sole & leather heel, 1.65/pair
Telephone operator, 14.00/week
Tutoring, 2.00/hour

Food & beverages
Bacon, Dixie Style, .29/lb
Beans, baked with tomato sauce, 12.5 cents/can
Beef, Libby's, corned, .29/lb can
Chewing gum, Wrigley's Doublemint, .05/pack
Chicken, liver, 1.00/each
Coffee, Mota, .27/lb
Corn, sugar, 1.00/7 cans
Crackers, NCB, Uneeda, .05/pkg
Cream, evaporated, 1.00/8 cans
Fish, Columbia River Salmon, .20/2 lb can
Fish, Gorton's, frozen, ready to fry codfish cakes, .25/pkg
Flour, 7.38/98 lb bag
Ham, Cala, .25/lb
Lamb, chops, .38/lb
Lamb, short forequarters, .24/lb
Lemon pie filling, Good Luck brand, .14/pkg
Milk, condensed, 1.00/5 cans
Potatoes, .78/16 qt basket
Prunes, canned, .14/can
Salt, Worcester, .25/3 boxes
Sugar, granulated, Domino, .15/lb
Tea, Tetley's, .04/lb
Tomatoes, 6 cans, 1.00/lb

Furniture
Bed, enamel, full-sized, 100.00/each
Bedroom set, mahogany suite, Louis XVI, 9 pieces, 1,928.00/set
Carpet binding, .10/roll
Music cabinet, mahogany, 22.00-38.00/each
Range, gas, Lorain, 110.86
Water heaters, gas, 2.00/each

Household & seasonal goods
Blanket, beacon, wool nap, 9.98/pair
Cooking utensils, granite ware, 1.00
Curtains, Renaissance lace, 10.50/pair
Flower bulbs, hyacinth, 1.10/dozen
Mirrors, 34" X 72", 50.00/each
Range, 94.70/each
Towel, Turkish, 1.39-2.00/each
Wallpaper, .15/roll
Window shades, .75-1.75/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ], .02/weekday paper

Personal care & health
Beecham's Pills (for indigestion), .25/bottle
Kellogs Tasteless Castor Oil, .15/bottle
Kotalko (for hair growth), .10/proof box
Postum, cereal health drink, .25/50 cup pkg
Wash cloth, .07/each

Real estate
Houses for sale
Farm, 25 acres, 10 room house, 15,000.00
Morristown, 8 rooms, 2 family, 3,200.00
Morristown, 7 rooms, single family, 5,500.00
Houses for rent
9 rooms & bath, 100.00/month
Apartments & rooms
YMCA, furnished rooms, 3.50/week

Recreation & amusements
Belgian hares (rabbits), 10.00/each
Bicycle, girl's, 10.00
Business supper, YMCA, .60/ticket
Cigars, Ms. J. Noltz, .10-.15/each
Concert, Enrico Caruso & others, 10.00/ticket
Dance, Elks Entertainment, 1.00-3.00/ticket, includes war tax
Horse show, Far Hills, .50/admission
Movies, Liberty Theatre, .17/matinee; .22/evening
Piano, 50.00
Scarf pins, 10.50/each
Steeplechase & pony races, Whillany River Club, 2.00/admission

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