Back in the thirties...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by miss_thenorth, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    found this in our recent Princess Auto flyer:

    minced veal....6 cents/lb
    side bacon... 22 cents/lb
    beef chuck roast...5 cents/lb
    round shoulder beef roast...6c/lb
    lambchops... 11c/lb
    hamburg meat...4c/lb
    whole dressed chicken...25c/lb
    atlantic sole fish... 9c/lb

    laundry soap, 9 bars...25 cents
    Aylmer brand tomato or veg. soup...7 cents

    flour $1.03 49lb bag
    butter 21c/lb

    Just FYI, thought it was pretty neat...
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    to bad things arnt like that now [​IMG]
  3. I know. I wish that it was still the same.
  4. NS2A

    NS2A Songster

    Jun 11, 2007

    Thing is, adjusted for inflation, wages etc. it's about the same now.
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Quote:Since that was depression time, imagine it is much worse than now. Spendable income on food is about 7% of total income. What makes grocery bills so high now is:
    1) more processing
    2) packaging
    3) other items besides basic food in "grocery" bill. personal hygiene, diapers, etc.

    Food is by far our cheapest resource even w/$9 wheat. Before had $.05 amount of wheat in bread. With wheat tripling, will now have $.15 worth of wheat in it. that's why bread is going to double in price--wheat prices...yeah right.
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    LOL, Miss_thenorth, I was reading exactly the same flier over breakfast this morning. Too funny! [​IMG]

    And as seedcorn says, yes, most basic foodstuffs actually cost significantly LESS nowadays, and modern North Americans are on average spending a SMALLER fraction of income on food than pretty much anyone else on the planet at any time in history. Believe it or not.

  7. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    I just saw that!! Pretty funny. My mom found an old newspaper once from 1907 and we couldn't get over the prices and the adverts in it!! So wild to look at.

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