Happy To See Food

These people sure are happy at the sight of food. Or are they happy because of the amazingly low prices? 49 cents for a 12-pack of Dr. Pepper! That's less than a nickel per can. (These are 1950's prices.)

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 16, 2012
     Category: Food | Advertising

Impressive till you ask what wages were then. It evens out for the most part.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/16/12 at 11:09 AM
I just like her turned up pointed nipple breast shirt :gulp:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/16/12 at 12:19 PM
If what I heard was correct, the average income today is aprox. $47KpA which has about the same buying power (or just a tad more) than it always had. A new car has always cost about a year's worth of work.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/16/12 at 01:12 PM
I looked at an USA census site. The average wage in 1950 was $2,992.
Posted by BMN on 06/16/12 at 03:28 PM
I checked another site. $100.00 in 1950 bought the same as $904.56 in 2010.
Posted by BMN on 06/16/12 at 03:45 PM
It is raining so I am stuck indoors. A 1950 Ford Crestliner car with a flat head V-8 cost $1,624.00.
Posted by BMN on 06/16/12 at 04:20 PM
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