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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, 1952


Automobiles
Jaguar XK 120 hard top, new 5,065.00
Porsche Convertible, new 4,517.00
Chevrolet Bel Aire, used, 1951 1,995.00
Ford Convertible, used, 1950 1,395.00
Plymouth Station Wagon, used, 1941 250.00
Cadillac, used, 1905 1,250.00
Oil, motor, Allstate quality .14/half quart
Tires, Brunswick 29.47/2 tires

Beverages
Coffee, Eight O'Clock .77/lb
Juice, orange, Birdseye,frozen .29/2 6oz cans

Clothing
Men's suits, Epstein's 49.50
Lisle polo shirts 3.95
Women's suit 19.98
Women's rayon jacket dress 10.98
Women's dress shoes reg. 7.94-sale 5.94
Women's handbags 2.98-12.95
First Communion dresses 4.49-23.98
Boy's white suits 9.95-16.95
Boy's white or saddle oxfords [shoes] 6.95
Girl's sundresses 1.98
Watch, men's & women's, 17 jewel 17.50

Employment
Cook 185.00/month
Counter girl 50.00/week
Factory help 1.25/hr
Guards 57.20/week
Money collector, vending, 400.00/month
Painters 15.00/day
Salesman, Wear-Ever Aluminum 10,000.00/year
Waitress 175.00/month
Telephone solicitors 50.00/week

Food
Baby food, Libby's .93/10 jars
Bacon .55/lb
Beef, ribs .69/lb
Bread .15/16 oz loaf
Butter .77/lb
Cheese, Swiss, Kraft .40/ 1/2 lb
Cookies, Nabisco's Fig Newtons .19/pkg
Crisco .29/1 large can
Eggs .55/dozen
Ham, smoked .58/lb
Ice cream 1.12/half gallon
Ketchup, Ann Page .19/14 oz bottle
Margarine, Nutley .21/lb
Mayonnaise, Kraft .41/pint jar
Onions, Texas sweet .19/2 lb bag
Oranges, Florida .29/5 lb bag
Peanut butter .35/12 oz jar
Pineapples .19/each
Preserves, grape jelly, Welch's .19/10 oz jar
Strawberries .29/12 oz box

Furniture
Bed, Hollywood 49.50
Bedroom set, 3 piece 109.00
Living room set, 8 piece 159.00
Loveseat 133.50
Mattress reg. 79.95, sale 39.95
Setee (sofa) 160.00
Sleeper sofa 129.00/each

Garden equipment
Annual flowers .60/dozen
Lawn mower, 18" electric 89.95
Rose bushes 1.85-2.95

Household goods
Air-wick .59/5.5 oz bottle
Cleanser, Ajax .25/14 oz can
Ammonia, Parson's .22/quart bottle
Blinds, Venetian, 23"-35", Artcraft 3.75
Clothes washer, Bendix 149.95
Dinnerware set, 20 piece 61.57
Laundry soap, Octagon .22/3 packages
Paint, indoor, Kem-Tone 5.19/gallon
Range, Tappan reg. 229.95, sale 169.95
Refrigerator, 10cf, GE 439.95
Sheets, Cannon 1.99-2.89/each

Medicine & health care
Alka-Seltzer .54/bottle of 25
Aspirin, St. Joseph's .39/50 tablets
Cod liver oil, Squibb 1.19/16 oz. bottle
Laxative, Ex-Lax .28/tin of 12
Vitamins, Tri-Vi-Sol, Meade 2.82/50 ct

Newspapers
Daily Record .5/weekday paper
Classified advertising:
1 day .20/line
6 days .12/line
25 days .10/line

Personal care
Cotton swabs .23/box of 80
Hair dryers reg. 9.95, sale 4.95
Johnson's baby talc .25/medium jars
Mouthwash, Listerine .79/14 oz bottle
Shaving cream, Barbasol .39/tube
Soap, deodorant, Dial .27/2 bars
Talcum powder, Mennen .25/4 oz tin
Tissues, Kleenex .19/200 count box
Toilet paper, Scott .25/2 rolls
Toothpaste, Phillips .63/2 tubes

Professional Services
Home wiring, 5 room house 205.00/complete
Permanent wave 10.00
Slip covers, sofa & 2 chairs 77.95

Real estate
Rosewood, new homes, Madison 17,500.00
House, 3 bedrooms, Morris Twp. 12,500.00
Cape cod, 5 rooms, Parsippany 17,400.00
House, 5 bedrooms, Morristown 25,000.00
Bungalow, 2 bedrooms, Morris Plains 14,500.00
Duplex apartment, 4 rooms, Chester 75.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Baseball glove, Rawling 2.75-21.95
Bicycle, boy's 37.88
Sneakers, boy's high tops 2.95/pair
Camera, Hawkeye 6.95
Golf irons 6.00-12.00/each
Golf woods 9.00-18.00/each
Sneakers, Keds Champion 2.95-4.25/pair
Television, 21", black & white, RCA 99.00
Tennis racquets 3.95-20.00
Theatre ticket, Maplewood Theatre, "Dream Girl" .90-3.60/ticket

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