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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, May 1-15, 1934


Automobiles
Ford V8, 515.00
Plymouth, DeLuxe Sedan, 530.00
Used, Chevrolet Roadster, 1931, with radio, 225.00
Used, Nash, advanced 6 sedan, no year, 45.00
Oil, motor, Penn-Treat, .59/2 gallons
Tires, Firestone, 7.85-17.50/each

Clothing
Men's coat, 14.75-40.00/each
Men's suits, Hart, Schaffner & Marx, 24.75-35.00/each
Men's shoes, 4.50-7.00/pair
Men's shirts, broadcloth, .97-1.49/each
Women's dress, 4.00-9.95/each
Women's dress shoes, 6.50/pair
Women's coats, "dressy," 10.98-39.50/each
Women's handbags, .59/each
Boy's suits, 13.45-20.00/each
Girl's dresses, .59/each
Hats, 1.49-2.49/each

Food
Bacon, sliced, .10/half pound
Beans, baked, B & M, .10-.17/can
Beef, boneless chick pot roast, .25/lb
Bread, white, .09/lb loaf
Cereal, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, .08/box
Cheese, American, .21/lb
Chewing gum, Parker's, .05/2 packages
Chicken, frying, .24/lb
Chocolate candy, Fannie Farmer, .60/lb box
Cocoa, Hershey's, .25/3 half pound tins
Coffee, Chase and Sanborn, .29/lb
Crisco, .10/lb can
Duck, Long Island, .19/lb
Eggs, Wildmere, .27/dozen
Fish, cod, frozen, Birdseye, .27/lb box
Ham, Armour Star, .18/lb
Ice cream, .39/quart
Jell-O, .05/pkg
Ketchup, Asco, .10/10 oz bottle
Macaroni or spaghetti, .07/package
Mayonnaise, .17/jar
Milk, evaporated, .23/4 cans
Onions, Texas, .10/3 lbs
Oranges, Extra large Florida, .29/dozen
Peanut butter, Ann Page, .14/lb jar
Pineapples, fresh whole, .25/2
Potatoes, new, .17/5 lbs
Soda, ginger ale, Pomeroy Dry, .25/three 28 oz bottles
Soup, Campbell's tomato, .25/4 cans
Strawberries, .19/2 pint boxes
Sugar, confectioners, Jack Frost, .13/2 lb package
Tea, Nectar brand, .25/half pound pkg or 30 tea bags
Tomatoes, canned, Good Luck brand, .25/3 "no. 2" cans

Furniture
Baby crib, .12.50-15.98/each
Closet, steel, anti-moth, 4.95/each
Rug, rag, 9X12, 17.20/each

Garden equipment
Birdbath, stone, 2.49/each
Hose, rubber, 25', 1.25/each
Lawn mower, 3.79-7.50
Rake, bamboo, .15/each
Seed, grass, .59/5lbs
Seed, vegetable, .05/pkg

Household goods
Ammonia, Ideal brand, .15/32 oz bottle
Bedspread, hand crocheted, 12.00-25.00/each
Cleanser, Old Dutch, .22/3 cans
Clothes washer, Sears, 36.95/each
Laundry soap, Lux flakes, .09-.21/pkg
Paint, House, Benjamin Moore, 2.95-3.20/gallon
Range, Sears, 39.95/each
Refrigerator, Kelvinator, 114.50/each
Sewing machine, Singer, 75.00/each
Toilet cleanser, Sani Flush, .22/22 oz can

Newspapers
Daily Record, .02/weekday paper

Personal care & health
Absorbine Jr., .95-1.09/bottle
Aspirin, Bayers, .60-.69/100 count bottle
Cream, Jergens lotion, .34/jar
Iodine, .12/1 ounce
Laxative, Ex-Lax, .35-.50/package
Mouthwash, Pepsodent, large, .70-.81/bottle
Razor blades, Gillette 5's, .18-.25/pkg
Shampoo, Pacter's, .40-.46/bottle
Shaving cream, Mennen's, .34-.40/large bottle
Tissues, Kleenex, .15/200 count box
Toilet paper, .14/3 rolls
Toothpaste, Ipana, .32/large tube

Real estate
Rent, Madison, 10 rooms, 2 car garage 55.00/month
Apartment, Morristown, room with kitchen rights, 3.00/week
Apartment, Morris Plains, 2 rooms with utilities, 6.00/week

Recreation & amusements
Baseball glove, Wilson, 1.49/each
Baseballs, Wilson, .33/each
Bicycle, Sears, 19.95/each
Boat, Richardson Cabin Cruiser, 1,345.00/each
Circus, Gorman Brothers, .25/ticket
Fishing rod set, 1.95/each
Golf set, woods, 6.93/set of 3
Horseback riding, Watnong Academy, 1.00/hour
Lunch, Thodes Restaurant, Morristown, .30-.50/person
Radio, Philco, 18.88-25.00/each
Tennis racquet, Sears, 1.79/each
Tennis balls, Sears, .50/3 pack

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