What Things Cost in 1944:
Gasoline: 21 cents/gal
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
(60K) -- 1944 OMAR Bread wrapper (wax-paper) -- Used in Midwestern USA from
- 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.
[return to WW-II] [1946-1949]