These are some of the things you may have seen advertised Below and how much food and groceries cost in the 40's
100 Aspirin Tablets 39 cents   Ohio    1946
Apples, Pippin, 25 cents for 2 pounds New Jersey 1946
Bacon Sliced 59 cents per pound Pennsylvania 1948
Bananas 11 cents per pound Illinois 1947
Beef Chuck Roast 43 cents per pound Illinois 1947
Bleach 21 cents 1/2 gallon Pennsylvania 1948
Campbells Tomato Soup 25 cents for 3 cans California 1944 California
Cantaloupe 23 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Cauliflower 15 cents per head Pennsylvania 1948
Chewing Gum 12 cents for 3 Pennsylvania 1948
Chicken 41 cents per pound New Jersey 1946
Coffee 85 cents for 2 pound bag Pennsylvania 1948
Doughnuts 15 cents per dozen New Jersey 1946
Eggs 64 cents per dozen New Jersey 1946
Flour 25 cents 5 Pound bag California 1944
Fresh Chickens 55 cents per pound Texas 1948
Frozen peas Snow crop 19 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Fruit Cocktail 38 cents per can Illinois 1947
Grape jam 35 cents a jar Illinois 1947
Ground beef 55 cents per pound Pennsylvania 1948
Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup 23 cents for 2 cans Illinois 1947
Ivory Soap 8 cents California 1944
Ivory Soap 35 cents for 2 bars Pennsylvania 1948
Jello 23 cents 3 pks Pennsylvania 1948
Kellogs Corn flakes 35 cents for 2 pks Pennsylvania 1948
Ketchup 19 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Ladies Zip Line Coats $45.00 Pennsylvania 1948
Lamb Chops 65 cents per pound Pennsylvania 1948
Large White Eggs 69 Cents per dozen Pennsylvania 1948
Leg O Lamb 59 cents per pound Illinois 1947
Loaf Marvel Enriched Bread 13 cents per loaf Illinois 1947
Margarine 18 Cents per Pound California 1944



Morton Salt 10 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Onions 49 cents 10 pounds Pennsylvania 1948
Oranges 8 1/2 cents per pound California 1944
Oranges 49 cents per dozen Illinois 1947
Perch Fillets 35 cents per pound Pennsylvania 1948
Plastic raincoats $4.95 Pennsylvania 1948
Pork and Beans 25 cents for 2 cans Pennsylvania 1948
Pork Roast 39 Cents per pound Wisconsin 1948
Porterhouse Steak 69 cents per pound Illinois 1947
Potatoes 38 cents for 10 pounds California 1944
Seedless grapes 25 cents for 2 pounds Pennsylvania 1948
Soap Powder 29 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Tide Soap powder 36 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Tomatoes 29 cents per pound New Jersey 1946
Tooth Paste 47 cents Pennsylvania 1948
Vicks Vapo Rub 59 cents Illinois 1947
Wieners 55 cents per pound Pennsylvania 1948