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HISTORICAL USA RETAIL FOOD PRICES: SOURCES, SURVEYS & DATA [1600-1860] The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, prices extracted from advertisements, newspapers, commodities listings, and personal inventories.  Sears Roebuck and Company Catalog, mail order groceries  "New Facts on the Increased Cost of Living," New York Times, March 27, 1910 (p. [1913-1923] Average retail food prices for 51 cities, Monthly Labor Review, March 1923  Food for the Worker/Frances Stern & Gertrude Spitz [1928 & 1929] Average retail food prices for 51 cities, Monthly Labor Review, December 1929  Thanksgiving food prices  Good Cooking Made Easy/Haseltine & Dow [1980-present] Average retail food prices --by product and region Colonial American tavern (publik house, ordinary) prices were set by law.
Earliest prices are expressed in pence/colonial scrip. Food was generally included with the price of room.
Lincoln  Klondike [Alaska] gold miner provision prices [1900--present] How much did food cost in Morris County, NJ?
Breakfast, dinner, and supper were the same price, one shilling and six pence...
During the American Civil War inflation was rampant and food was scarce. During World War II the Office of Price Adminstration (1942-1945) set the prices of various consumer goods to stabilize the economy in the United States. Most countries involved in WWII also rationed food and regulated prices.
In World War I our federal government established the U. Dates, prices and food items varied according to availability.
Hutchinson, Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Series, October 1929, Vol. Prices are determined by availability and governmental regulation.
Fort Henry fell to Union naval forces, and the Union army proceeded overland to take Fort Donelson. 3)  "Family Marketing: Current Retail Prices at the Principal Markets," New York Times, November 11, 1865 (p.
Despite its strategic location, the garrison at Fort Donelson ran out of provisions... 3) Bartering instead of cash Bartering (trading) goods and services in lieu of monetary payment was common in pre-iundustrial times.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970/U. On December 28, 1785, the day Thomas Allen...opened the doors to his new City Coffee House in New London, Connecticut, Allen recorded the prices he intended to charge his customers in..day book.
 Prices asked for provisions, New York Times, November 27, 1881  Boston School Kitchen Text-Book/Mrs. year-by-year; also cars, clothing, housing, furniture, recreation, etc.
Congressman Samuel Read wrote his wife in 1775: We sit in Congress generally till half-past three o'clock, and once till five o'clock, and then I dine at City Tavern, where a few of us have established a table for each day in the week, save Saturday when there is a general dinner....