Depression Shopping List, 1934

Housing

Rent

Studio $26.25/month

1-BDR, 1 bath $44.65/month

2-BDR, 1 bath $58.75/month

Own

1-BDR, 1 bath $69.50/month

2-BDR, 1 bath $89.00/month

2-BDR, 2 bath $99.75/month

Automobiles

NEW

Pontiac Coupe $585.00

Chrysler Sedan $995.00

Dodge $595.00

USED

Lincoln '27 $125.00

Studebaker '30 $200.00

Ford '29 $57.50

Clothing

WOMEN'S

Minkcoat $585.00

Leopard coat $92.00

Cloth coat $6.98

Wool sweater $1.69

Silk stockings $.69

Leather shoes $1.79

MEN'S

Overcoat $11.00

Wool suit $10.50

Trousers $2.00

Shirt $.47

Pullover sweater $1.95

Stetson hat $5.00

Shoes $3.85

Pocket watch $65.00

Wristwatch $5.98

Household Items

Silver plate flatware, 26-piece $4.98

Double-bed sheets $.67

Bath towel $.24

Wool rug (9' x 12') $5.85

Blanket $.31

Light Bulbs (4) $1.00

Hammer $.19

Screwdriver $1.00

Wrenches (set of 15) $15.00

Appliances

Electric coffee percolator $1.39

Electric washing machine $47.95

Gas stove $23.95

Electric portable sewing machine $24.95

Vacuum Cleaner $28.95

Furniture

Dining room set, 8-piece $46.50

Bedroom set, 3-piece $49.95

Loungechair $19.95

Mahogany coffee table $10.75

Wingchair $39.00

Grand piano $395.00

Bed (incl. Mattress) $14.95

Miscellaneous

Dental filling $1.00

Tooth paste (large) $.25

L'Aimant perfume, 1/4 oz. $1.00

Cigarettes $.15

Alarm clock $2.00

Soap (4 bars) $.57

Shampoo $.49

Comb $.10

Hand Cream $.49

Radio $34.85

Camera $20.00

Toys

Doll Carraige $4.98

Tricycle $3.98

Two-wheeled bike $10.95

Fielder's glove and ball $1.25

Deck of cards $10

Food

Milk (per qt.) $.10

Butter (per lb.) $.28

Eggs (per doz.) $.29

Cheese (per lb.) $.24

Bread (20 oz. loaf) $.24

Coffee (per lb.) $.26

Sugar (per lb.) $.05

Cornflakes (8 oz. package) $.08

Beans (8 oz.) $.05

Chicken (per lb.) $.26

Meat (per lb.) $.22

Apples (box of 100) $25.00