Friday Menu ~1910 Three Course Menu Early 1900s. Do we think is a dollar per person for a total of four dollars? Or a dollar for the entire family? Source: The Spokane Press, June 13, 1910. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks To Keep Meat Hot ~1805 Strawberry Wine ~1780 Lightning Tea Cakes ~1917 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 5 thoughts on “Friday Menu ~1910” Add yours WOW. To the bottom common denominator! Happy Friday! To the weekend! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply $1 total for 4 people is my best guess. I’m going by old ads I remember seeing for a gallon of milk for $0.25 in my own lifetime and historical prices of gas. My great grandmother furnished an entire (shotgun) house in the early 30s for $121. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wow grandma! That’s economy for you! Very likely that it’s $1 day. I’ve seen meals for $1 about this time period, so I go back and forth. I can feed a family of 3 for probably $10 if pressed and they don’t mind cup-o-noodle. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!! LikeLike Reply They got a bed, armoire, table and chairs, dishes, a couple lamps and I forget what else. Considering the circumstances (hasty, after elopement, she was 17 and he was 36), I wonder if the items were new or used, rented or purchased. There might be some clues in what she wrote; it’s been ages since I looked at it. I bet a cup o noodles equivalent meal for 4 would have been around $0.50. I’ve seen lists of common grocery items and prices, by decade, somewhere before. I’m very much enjoying your blog. I love old cookbooks and enjoy trying out old recipes and comparing the same recipe in different decades. I have cookbooks from the 1940s, 1920s and a repro 1898 book that are so similar they had to be stealing recipes from the previous books. It’s interesting to see the subtle changes and big ones, like going from a “hot oven” to a specific temperatures or from using butter to margarine. Then there are little gems like “scrapple.” LikeLiked by 1 person I’m so glad you found Convivial Supper! It’s fun to share. You’re absolutely correct that they would steal recipes from other books – unscrupulous publishers would even take recipes from different books and add them to an existing book, call it a new addition, and then put it on the market – knowing the author had passed away – and thus collect all of the royalties. Different era. I find mine at book sales, thrift shops, and the flea market. You just have to keep an eye out. Your grandma sounds like a lovestruck, headstrong young woman. What a family story! That you know the details makes it all the more remarkable. LikeLike Reply Witty Remarks and Insights Welcome~ Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.