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Dale

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I'd bet my hat (?) that some of those things are in fact from either Wm. B. Kerr and or Unger Bros. in Newark. These retail ads are incredible because they make you realize how affordable and accessible silver was early in the last century.

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Here is the value of a 1903 dollar in current terms:

Current data is only available till 2008. In 2008, $1.00 from 1903 is worth:

$25.24 using the Consumer Price Index
$20.16 using the GDP deflator
$60.93 using the value of consumer bundle
$111.10 using the unskilled wage
$147.46 using the nominal GDP per capita
$556.94 using the relative share of GDP

In 1903, average hourly wages were between 23 and 28 cents an hour. Average monthly income was $62.50. Out of this 42.5% went for food, 23.3% for housing and 14.0% for clothing. So, a lot of these items were worth 1/2 a day's pay.

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