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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, 1930

Automobiles
NO NEW CARS ADVERTISED
Used
1930, Chevrolet, coach, 500.00
1930, Chevrolet, 1 1/2 ton cab chassis, 625.00
1929, Ford, Sport Roadster, 250.00

Clothing
Boy's suit, knicker, wool, 4 piece, 9.49/each
Childrens, pajamas, Dr. Denton's, 1.00-1.50/each
Girl's dress, velvet & silk, 4.98/each
Gloves, 4.95-5.50/pair
Men's coat, tweed & herring bone weaves, 21.75-35.00/each
Men's golf knickers, 5.95-13.50/pair
Men's golf sweaters, 3.95-4.95/each
Men's neckties, silk, 1.00-1.50/each
Men's shirt, Shirtcraft Airman, 1.95/each
Men's suit, prep style, 25.00/each
Women's coat, fur trim, 59.50-110.00/each
Women's dress, rayon, 2.49/each
Women's shoes, leather heels, 10.00/pair
Women's stockings, silk, .89/pair

Employment & services
Housekeeper, 30.00/month
Hungarian cook, 12 years experience, 75.00/month
German chambermaid, waitress, 5 years experience, 60.00/month
German cook, chauffeur, butler, 10 years experience, 100.00/month

Food & beverages
Bacon, Asco, sliced, .21/half pound
Beef, prime rib, .29/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, .39/lb
Bread, Victor's, big pan loaf, .05/loaf
Cereal, Quaker, Crackels, .25/2 pkgs
Cheese, finest imported Swiss, .59/lb
Chicken a la King, White Rose, 1.69/3 cans
Chickens, fancy frying, .35/each
Cocoa, Hershey's, .15/can
Coffee, Del Monte, .39/lb
Eggs, .39/dozen
Fish, Best Pink Salmon, .25/2 tall cans
Fish, Del Monte, sardines, .25/2 big oval cans
Fish, tuna, .59/3 medium tins
Flour, Aunt Jemima, .25/2 pkgs
Grapes, Tokay, .25/3 lbs
Ketchup, Heinz, bottle, .15 & .24/bottle
Macaroni, White Rose, .25/3 boxes
Peanut butter, Asco, .10-.17/tumbler
Pineapples, Del Monte, sliced, .23/large can
Potatoes, cooked sweet, .15/cans

Furniture
Bed "outfit": bed, spring and mattress, 23.50/each
Mattress, 100% cotton, 15.98/each
Rug, braided rag, 24" X 48", 1.95/each

Household & seasonal goods
Ammonia, .19/big bottle
Blankets, 100% wool, 66" X 80", 15.98/each
Fry pan, 9", aluminum with wooden handle, 1.75/each
Griddle, "Mirro" aluminum, 1.00-1.60/each
Heater, electric, 2.75/each
Laundry soap, Octagon, .27/5 cakes
Scouring pads, Brillo, .15/big pkg
Stove, gas, 136.25/each
Window shades, .49/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ] .02/daily paper

Personal care & health
Hair Nets, .69-.95/dozen
Laxative, Milk of Magnesia, Phillips, .33-.50/bottle
Permanent waving, Work's Beauty Shop, 7.00/person
Soap, Lifebuoy, .19/3 cakes
Tissues, Kleenex, .68-1.28/box
Toilet paper, American, .20/3 rolls
Toothpaste, .17-.25/tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Morristown, 2 family, 2 car garage, 11 rooms, 9,500.00
Morris Plains, 6 rooms, 1 car garage, 7,200.00
Morristown, 5 rooms, 3,500.00
Houses for rent
Morristown, 6 rooms, 1 car garage, 45.00/month
Mt. Tabor, 5 rooms, cellar, 20.00/month
Morristown, half double house, 6 rooms, 45.00/month
Apartments & rooms
NONE LISTED WITH PRICES

Recreation & amusements
Book, Webster's Desk Dictionary, .79-1.25/each
Dancing, Casa Seville Danceland, .75/admission
Golf, Indoor, Santiago [Morristown], 19 holes, .15/children; .35/adults
Hallowe'en costumes, 1.95/each
Hallowe'en novelties (hats, witches, skeletons, cauldrons), .05-.25/each
Kittens, Angora, 5.00/each
Stationery, printed, .79-1.00/box
Theatre, Shubert [Newark], "Simple Simon," .75-2.00/matinee
Typewriter, Underwood Standard, "like new," 37.50/each



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