A public telephone call from a phone booth, cost five cents.
Coke Cola cost 5 cents in a bottle, and if you returned the bottle back, you received two cents.
At your local ice-cream parlor, Coke Cola cost .5 cents, and .10 cent for a large vanilla Coke. A Hot-Fudge Sundae, with topping and nuts cost .25cents. How about a shake, or malt for .20cents? Wow! A single ice cream cone for .5 cents, and a double scoop for .10 cents with no extra charge for chocolate chip topping.
A hamburger went for .25cents with tomato, lettuce, with pickle on it A cheeseburger sold for .35 cents. Wow!
Remember the milkman who delivered milk to your doorsteps? A quart of milk sold from 19 - to - 20 cents a quart.
Let us not forget the bread man who made home deliveries. A loaf of bread went from .16 - to -.17 cents a loaf.
How about a movie matinee, with two full features, newsreel, previews, cartoons and a serial for .12 cents, adults paid .25 cents. Evening prices were slightly higher.
A game of pool in the local pool hall cost .5cents.
Gasoline per gallon (depending on what gas station you went to) cost from .17 cents - to - .22 cents a gallon.
To mail a letter it cost .3cents, and .6cent for airmail.
A daily newspaper cost .3cents. Cigarettes cost what??
Name brands ranged from .16, .17, .18 cents a pack.
A cup of coffee .10 cents. Coffee a cup 1999 prices are: $1.40-to-$1.60.