Friday, August 20, 2010

19 Cent Hamburgers: Cheap Eats In The 1950s

Remembering The 19 Cent Hamburger

When was the last time you saw a hamburger advertised for 19 cents? Or a slice a pizza for 15 cents? I'm guessing this old sign is from the 1950s or even earlier. This terrific wooden sign stopped me in my tracks at The Sandwich Antique Center, Sandwich, Massachusetts no pun intended). I was distracted by the sign because I had just blown away $17.40 for two ordinary Turkey sandwiches the day before at the shop I stopped into (beach traffic held hostage).

What Can You Get For $17.40 Today?

The way I look at it, $17.40 could have gotten me a lot of burgers, hot dogs and pizza back in the 1950s. That probably would have been enough money for the entire week of my beach vacation. Oh...the good ole days of great junk food!

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. Well girl this Post has got me in the mood for a nice juicy turkey burger! Bring it on! I think we would all be rich if food would cost us less! oxox, Diane