Differences in prices:1920's Vs. 2011

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I chose to focus on cars, shoes and food because I thought those would be the most interesting. First the car advertising;


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As you can see the advertizing techniques, car models, car types, shapes sizes, have all changed but I think that what has changed the most is the prices.

Depending on the type of car the prices for new cars average between 15,000$ and well into the millions while in the 1920’s the average cost for new cars was  $240 which is about $2,696 today.


Next up the shoes:

                                                                                                                       1920’s Vs. 2011


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Again I looked at the prices of each item and found that the prices of designer shoes in the 1920’s were valued at no more the 50$ while the prices for designer shoes today average between 100$ to well over 50,000$

And last but not least Food:

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You can clearly see the difference the 1920’s have all of the meats, fruits, and vegetables in one place, while 2011 everything is separated by category to avoid contamination and all are well refrigerated and covered, while in the 1920’s everything is placed out on a table.