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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, 1949

Automobiles
New
several advertised, no prices
Used
1941, Buick, Club Coupe, 845.00
1939, Plymouth, 425.00
1935, Plymouth, 135.00

Clothing
Boy's dungarees, 1.49/pair
Boy's shirt, 1.98-2.49/each
Boy's shoes, Buster Brown, 4.95-6.45/pair
Children's snowsuit, 15.98/each
Girl's dress, 1.98/each
Girl's shoes, 5.95/pair
Men's coat, 47.50-57.50/each
Men's hat, Knox Caravan, 8.50/each
Men's necktie, Cheney Brothers, .89-2.50/each
Men's shirt, Arrow, 5.00/each
Men's sport jacket, tweed, 35.00/each
Men's sweater, nylon, 7.95/each
Women's coat, Barklay, rabbit fur lining, 49.98/each
Women's dress, 22.95/each
Women's pajamas, 3.98-4.98/pair
Women's suit, 27.50-29.95/each

Employment
Mother's helper, live-in, 120.00/month
Salesperson, Christmas cards, 50.00/100 boxes

Food & beverages
Apples, .25/4 lbs
Bacon, .49/lb
Bananas, .15/lb
Beef, chuck pot roast, .43/lb
Bread, sliced, .15/loaf
Butter, .69/lb
Cake mix, X-Pert, .25/box
Candy, M & Ms, .23/7 oz bag
Cantaloupes, .07/each
Cheese, Kraft, Velveeta, .25/8 oz pkg
Chewing gum, Wrigley, .25/6 pkgs
Chocolate syrup, Bosco, .25/12 oz jar
Coffee, Asco, .46/lb
Cold cuts, .49/lb
Cookies, Sunshine, Hydrox, .15/4 oz pkg
Eggs, .49/dozen
Fish, tuna, Chicken of the Sea, .41/7 oz can
Frankfurters, Oscar Mayer, .45/13 oz can
Fritos, .19/4 oz pkg
Ham, Colonial, .49/lb
Juice, Del Monte, pineapple, .39/no 5 can
Junket powder, .29/three 1.5 oz pkgs
Miracle Whip, Kraft, .49/quart
Oranges, California, .25/15
Peanuts, Planter's, .31/8 oz can
Popcorn, Jolly Time, .18/10 oz can
Potato chips, .25/5 oz bag
Potatoes, .35/10 lb bag
Soda, Pepsi-Cola, .23/6 bottles
Spaghetti, Franco American, .29/two 16 oz cans
SPAM, Hormel, .39/12 oz can
Sugar, Jack Frost, granulated, .45/5 lb bag
Watermelon, Georgia, .03/lb

Household & seasonal goods
Bleach, Clorox, .49/gallon
Broom, 1.49/each
Cleanser, Spic and Span, .23/regular box
Coffee maker, G.E., Tastegard, 1.95-3.98/each
Disinfectant, Lysol, .47-.60/pkg
Garbage can, steel, 20 gallon size, 1.97-2.69/each
Ironing board, steel, 5.63-5.98/each
Laundry detergent, Fab, .27/18 oz pkg
Lawn seed, Willowlawn, 4.50/5 lbs
Range, Royal Rose, gas, 79.95-119.95/each
Sandwich bags, wax paper, .17/two 30 count pkgs
Shower curtain, vinyl, 2.98-5.95/set
Sofa bed, 38.95/each
Toaster, Delta, 10.95-19.95/each
Washing machine, Easy Spindriver, 199.95/each
Wax paper, Cutrite, .23/125' roll

Newspaper
.05/daily paper

Personal care & health
Alka Seltzer, .49-.60/pkg
Aspirin, Bayer, .59/100 count bottle
Cough syrup, Pertussin, .57-.65/bottle
Permament wave, 6.50/person
Shampoo, Drene, .49-.60/bottle
Soap, Ivory, .27/2 large bars
Toilet paper, Marcal, .28/3 rolls
Vicks Vapo-Rub, .33-.40/jar
Witch hazel, .39-.50/bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale
Chester, 2 bedrooms, 150 year old house, 6,500.00
Morris Plains, 6 rooms, 8,900.00
Morristown, 8 rooms, 10,500.00
Houses for rent
Lake Hopatcong, 5 room cottage, 50.00/month
Morristown, 5 rooms, 75.00/month
Mount Freedom, bungalow, 75.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Morristown, 4.5 rooms, 90.00/month
Morristown, 1 room, 10.00/week
Mount Freedom, 4 rooms, 60.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Bicycle, J.C. Higgins, girl's, 49.50-56.50/each
Card party, Fairchild Fire House, .60/admission
Golf, Succasunna Golf Club, 1.00/weekdays; 1.50/weekends & holidays
Radio, Silvertone, portable, 24.95/each
Softball, .89-1.69/each
Softball bat, regulation size, .98-1.19/each
Stock car races, Dover Speedway [Dover, NJ], 1.20/general admission; 1.60/grand stand
Television, RCA Victor, 199.95/each
Tennis exhibition, Somerset Hill Country Club [Bernardsville, NJ] 1.50/bleacher; 2.40/reserved
Train set, American Flyer, 12 pieces, 22.15/set
Volleyball net, 4.95-9.85/each

School supplies
Desk, student size, 24.50/each
Gym suit, girl's, 2.98-3.98/each
Ring binders, simulated leather, 2.00-4.00/each
School bag, plaid or tweed, 1.00-1.69/each

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