Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 1917

[“Thanksgiving Food Never So Expensive: Turkeys Get Up to 50 Cents a Pound and Cranberries Bring 25 Cents a Quart.” The New York Times, November 29, 1917.]

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Previous Thanksgiving posts
In jail, 1916 : At the Waldorf Astoria, 1915 : In jail, 1914 : In jail, 1913 : Thanksgiving and mortality : In jail, 1912 : Competitive eating, 1911 : A 1917 greeting card : A found letter : Sing Sing, 1908 : Sing Sing, 1907 : I remember Thanksgiving

[Nathan Straus, co-owner of R.H. Macy & Company and Abraham & Straus, had a long history as a philanthropist.]

comments: 3

Fresca said...

Roasting chicken costs less, though---I'd go with that.

Michael Leddy said...

Strange that eggs, at least the plainer varieties at Aldi and Wal-Mart, are now cheaper: I’ve seen 27¢ and 40¢ a dozen lately. Loss leaders?

Daughter Number Three said...

Yes, the egg price was the most striking to me as well. Wow. Production must have changed substantially since then (more than all the other foodstuffs).