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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, December 1-15, 1921

Automobiles
New
Hupmobile, sedan, 2,150.00
Chalmers, 1,295.00
Hupmobile, roadster or touring, 1,250.00
Used
1921, Chevrolet, mileage 3,000, 375.00
1920, Case, sedan, 1,200.00
1919, Auburn touring, newly painted, 200.00

Clothing
Boy's rubber coat, 5.00/each
Children's coat, 5.50/each
Men's collars, Arrow, 1.00/6
Men's handkerchief, .65/3
Men's necktie, silk, .55/each
Men's shirt, silk, 4.95/each
Men's suit, 19.50-29.50/each
Shoes, Oxford, 5.95-7.95/each
Women's coat, natural raccoon, 16.50/each
Women's dress, Jowey Blansley, 10.93/each
Women's purse, .25-25.00/each
Women's shirtwaists, voile, .93/each
Women's skirt, wool, 3.93/each

Food & beverages
Bacon, Swift's Dixie bacon, .10/lb
Beef, chuck, .16/lb
Bread, A & P, .06/loaf
Butter, finest creamery, .45/lb
Candy, Maillard's sweet chocolate, .20/half lb
Cereal, Grape Nuts, .17/pkg
Chickens, roasting, .30/lb
Cookies, Nabisco, Fig Newtons, .19/lb
Corn, Maine style, .08/can
Duck, Long Island, .39/lb
Eggs, .47/dozen
Fish, Red Alaska, salmon, .19/tall can
Jam, blackberry, .25/1.5 lb pkg.
Ham, smoked calas, .22/lb
Macaroni, .10/pkg
Milk, Van Camps, evaporated, .09/can
Oil, Encore rare imported Italian olive, .89/quart
Ox tails, fresh, .10/lb
Pancake flour, Aunt Jemima's, .12/box
Peanut butter, .15/lb
Pork Roll, Taylor's, .40/lb
Raisins, Sun Maid, .21/pkg
Sausage, pure pork, .28/lb
Sugar, .05/lb
Tea, Orange Pekoe, .12/quarter lb pkg.
Tomatoes, New Pack, .08/#2 can
Yeast, Magic, .08/pkg.

Furniture
Bedroom suite, 4 piece, 85.00/set
Book case, 23.50/each
Breakfast room suite, 6 piece, 76.00/set
Chair, hand carved, mahogany, covered in French brocaded velour, 1,632.00/each
Chair, throne, 181.50/each
Dining room suite, 198.00/set
Lamp, floor, 12.98/each
Living room suite, 3 piece, 165.00/set
Table, dining room, 14.98/each
Tea wagon, 6.98/each

Household & seasonal goods
Broom, 1.00/2 units
Christmas cards, .02-1.00/each
Christmas tree lights, eight-light strand, 1.95/box
Dish washer, electric, 125.00/each
Flashlight, .59/each
Iron, Hot Point, electric, 5.95/6 lb unit
Lunch box, .05/each
Oil, Maralin, for oil cloths, .10/pkg.
Padlock, .10/each
Paint, 2.19/gallon
Pencil, Evershart, .50-6.00/each
Percolator, Hot Point, 6 cup, nickel plate, 12.75/each
Rat poison, "Rat Corn," .25-1.00/pkg.
Sand paper, .20/dozen
Snow shovel, .75/each
Toaster, electric, 3.75/each
Wallpaper, .15/roll
Washboard, .25/each
Washing machines, electric, 125.00/each
Woodstove, 3.50-4.50/each

Personal care & health
Beecham's Pills for liver & indigestion, .10/12 pills
Curling iron, Hot Point, 6.50/each
Linament, Sloan's, .35-1.40/pkg.
Quinine, Cascara, .30/bottle
Razor, 1.50-4.00/each
Soap, Kirkman's, .27/5 cakes
Toilet paper, Blue Ribbon, 1.00/30 rolls

Real estate
Houses for sale
7 rooms, garage, 6,500.00
6 rooms, 3,500.00
Double house, 8 rooms, 3,500.00
Farm, 8 room house & 25 acres, 12,000.00
Houses for rent
Bungalow, 4 rooms, unfurnished, 40.00/month


Apartments & rooms
Morristown, 5 room flat with bath, 45.00/month
Morristown, furnished room, 10.00/month
Morristown, YMCA furnished rooms, 4.25/week

Recreation & amusements
Bicucle, Columbia, 35.00-52.50/each
Concert, Morristown High School, 1.00-2.00/ticket
Dance, Miller Hall [Morristown, NJ] .55/ticket, including war tax
Doll go cart, 1.00/each
Dolls, walking & talking, 3.00-12.00/each
Theatre ticket, Palace, .17 & .22/matinee; .22 & .33/evening
Victrola, 25.00-300.00/each

Tobacco & alcohol
Prohibition; no alcohol advertised
No tobacco products advertised
Malt & hops, Budweiser Anheuser Bush, 1.25

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