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What A Dollar Could Buy The Year You Were Born

1945

Four paperback copies of Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People.’

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1946

One men’s flannel shirt.

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1947

Eight cans of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup.

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1948

Five boxes of Kellogg’s corn flakes.

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1949

Seven loaves of bread.

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1950

Four pounds of frozen green beans.

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1951

One package of 25 thrift Christmas cards.

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1952

A little under three pounds of coffee.

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1953

24 pounds of potatoes.

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1954

One pound of T-bone steak.

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1955

One Slinky.

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1956

15 eggs.

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1957

One bath towel.

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1958

25 pounds of celery.

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1959

Seven cans of cream corn.

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1960

Three cans of Del Monte Peaches.

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1961

Four boxes of Cheerios.

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1962

Five fast food hamburgers.

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1963

Three pints of blueberries.

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1964

Ticket for one car at the drive-in movie theater.

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1965

80 ounces of frozen French fries.

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1966

Five bottles of Heinz Ketchup.

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1967

Four loaves of bread.
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1968

20 Hershey bars.

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1969

Just under three gallons of gas.

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1970

A tube of Crest Toothpaste.

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1971

Three pounds of cranberries.

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1972

Two cantaloupes.

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1973

One box of Eggo frozen waffles.

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1974

One Big Mac and one hamburger at McDonald’s.
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1975

One bottle of Ny-Quil.

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1976

A package of Oreo cookies.

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1977

One box of Bisquick.
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1978

One pound of ground beef.

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1979

One bottle of Hershey’s syrup.
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1980

Two pounds of turkey.

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1981

Two pounds of Blue Bonnet Margarine.

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1982

One liter bottle of Coca Cola.

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1983

Seven ears of corn.
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1984

One box of Kleenex, 200 count.
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1985

One half-gallon of milk.
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1986

One pound of kiwifruit.

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1987

Two cans of SpaghettiOs.

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1988

Just under a pound and a half of a roasting chicken.
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1989

One box of Pop-Tarts.
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1990

Two cans of tuna.

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1991

Five pounds of granulated Domino sugar.

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1992

Two liter bottle of Pepsi Cola.

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1993

One pint fresh blueberries.

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1994

Half a gallon of Minute Maid orange juice.

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1995

22 ounce loaf of Wonder Bread
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1996

24 ounce bottle of Hunts tomato ketchup.

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1997

Large bunch of Broccoli.
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1998

One dozen eggs.
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1999

A can of B and M baked beans.
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2000

Three pounds of bananas.
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2001

Three first-class stamps.

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2002

Two pounds of seedless watermelon.
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2003

An eight ounce pack of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
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2004

Two heads of iceberg lettuce.
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2005

One copy of the daily New York Times.
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2006

A box of Ronzoni pasta.
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2007

Two sticks of Land O Lakes butter.
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2008

A 15.24 ounce can of Green Giant corn.
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2009

Just under two pounds of potatoes.
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2010

Two four ounce jars of BeechNut Baby Food.
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2011

Little more than half a pound of Granny Smith apples.
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2012

Five packets of Kool-Aid.
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2013

A little less than a pound of acorn squash.
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2014

A 10.75 ounce can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup.
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2015

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A slice of New York pizza.
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