In 1912 the average loaf of bread cost 5 cents (nickel). This food item and other groceries would have been bought at the local mercantile with everything else. People in 1912 did not have any grocery stores, which are now existing a "100 years" later.

Prices on many things that people used in their lives were advertised in the local newspapers. The advertisements were trumpeting great values for food items, personal goods, cars, furniture, etc.

Basically, it is now known that prices in the 1920s were significantly less than they are today. Although data for 1924 is sparse, economists and other experts have stated in magazines and other media that in 1925 shoppers paid 47 cents for a pound of bacon, 9 cents for a pound of bread, 55 cents for a pound of butter and 52 cents for a pound of coffee. Food prices for the most part were very consistent between 1920 and 1929.

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