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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, September 1-15, 1929

Automobiles
New
Chevrolet Roadster, 525.00
Chrysler De Soto Six, 845.00
Pontiac Big Six, 745.00

Used
1928, Chevrolet Coup, 395.00
1925, Chevrolet Sedan, 175.00
1925, Cleveland Touring Car, 115.00

Clothing
Boy's pajamas, 1.50/pair
Boy's sailor suit, 4.98/each
Boy's shirt, 1.00/each
Boy's shoes, 1.95-3.45/pair
Boy's sweater, wool, 3.00-4.98/each
Girl's dress, 5.59/each
Men's hat, Stetson, 8.50-10.00/each
Men's shirt, 1.50/each
Men's shoes, Oxfords, 5.35-7.50/pair
Men's suit, 12.50/each
Men's sweater, wool, 4.95/each
Women's coat, 15.00-49.50/each
Women's dress, 16.50/each
Women's hat, turban style, 5.00/each
Women's pajamas, 2.00/pair
Women's shoes, 10.00/pair
Women's suit, 3 pieces, 14.98/each

Employment
many jobs listed; no salaries provided

Food & beverages
Apples, .22/3 lbs
Bacon, Fireside, sliced, .45/lb
Bananas, .25/dozen
Bread, Supreme, .08/loaf
Butter, Louella, .53/lb
Cantaloupe, .19/2
Coffee, Maxwell House, .49/lb tin
Coffee, Sanka, decaffeinated, .65/lb
Crisco, .23/lb can
Ham, Armour's Star, .49/lb
Jam, Ideal, strawberry, .29/jar
Jell-O, .20/3 pkgs
Ketchup, Pride of the Farm, .18/bottle
Lamb chops, .39/lb
Lard, Wilson's Certified, .39/2 lb can
Oats, Quaker, quick cook or regular, .10/pkg
Onions, .25/5 lbs
Oranges, Sunkist, .25/dozen
Pancake flour, Aunt Jemima, .14/pkg
Potatoes, Long Island, .50-.85/basket
Soda, C & C, ginger ale, .25/3 bottles
Soup, Campbell's, .24/3 cans
Spaghetti, Asco, .25/3 pkgs
Tea, Tetley's, .45/8 oz pkg
Watermelon, Jersey, .50/each

Household & seasonal goods
Ammonia, Asco, .19/quart bottle
Blanket, wool, 6.98-8.98/each
Breakfast table & chairs, 19.50-39.50/set
Broom, .55/each
Dinnerware set, 55 pieces, 6.85-12.50/set
Laundry soap, Oakite, .24/2 pkgs
Lawn mowers, Coldwell, 8.25-21.50/each
Mason jars, .85/pint size; 1.15/quart size
Measuring spoon set, .25/each
Pressure cooker kettle, 10 quart size, 20.00/each
Range, gas, 49.50-67.50/each
Refrigerator, oak & porcelain lined, 32.50-85.00/each
Scouring pads, Brillo, .17/large pkg

Newspaper
.02/daily paper

Personal care & health
Callous remover, O-Joy, patch, .25/3 patches
Dry cleaning, men's suit, 1.25/each
Permanent wave, 8.00/person
Soap, Ivory, .25/6 "guest size" bars
Toilet paper, Scott, .10/roll

Real estate
Houses for sale
Morristown, 5 rooms, bungalow, 5,200.00
Morristown, 5 rooms, colonial, 6,000.00
Morristown, 6 rooms, new, 7,900.00
Houses for rent
Morris Plains, 6 rooms, 65.00/month
Mt. Tabor, 6 rooms, 30.0/month
Morristown, 7 rooms, 75.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Morristown, 5 rooms, 65.00/month
Morristown, 5 rooms, 25.00/month
Morristown, 2 rooms, 10.00/week

Recreation & amusements
Card party, Knights of Pythias, .50/tally
Dinner, Lackawanna Restaurant, [Wharton, NJ], 1.00/plate
Football, 1.00-10.00/each
Football helmet, 3.50-7.50/each
Football shoes, 6.50/pair
Golf bags, 4.95-8.95/each
Golf clubs, Kroydon, irons, 2.25-4.25/each
Golf course, Physiatric Institute, [Morristown, NJ], 1.00/half day; 25.00 season ticket
Radio, Philco, Neutrodyne Lowboy, 129.50/each
Theatre, Broad St., [Newark, NJ], .50-1.50/matinee ticket

School supplies
Pencil sharpener, Boston, .69-.85/each

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