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What Things Cost in 1944:
Car: $1,220
Gasoline: 21 cents/gal
House: $8,600
Bread: 9 cents/loaf
Milk: 62 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 152
Average Annual Salary: $2,600
Minimum Wage: 30 cents per hour

                       
               

 

1943 Ford Bomber.JPG (24755 bytes) (25K)

1944 OMAR Bread Wrapper  (60K bytes) (60K) -- 1944 OMAR Bread wrapper (wax-paper) -- Used in Midwestern USA from 1939-57


  • The United States is engaged in World War-II.
  • All commercial production of television equipment is banned for the remainder of the war. 
  • In the United States, television is allowed to continue broadcasting on a very limited basis at some stations.   In England, however, ALL broadcasting comes to a complete halt, until June 7, 1946.

                       
               

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