Vintage Photograph Shows Restaurant and Barber Prices in Lower Manhattan ca 1935

103 Bowery, New York, New York, 1935
103 Bowery, New York, New York, 1935

This great vintage photograph from around 1935 shows Blossom Restaurant and a barber shop displaying pricing on their windows, allowing us to see exactly how much things cost in the City over 8 decades ago. Redditor governator_ahnold points out:

That’s crazy because the pork chops, which are $0.30, adjusted for inflation, would only be $5.69 today. That meal would be like $25 in NYC right now. Same with the haircut. Even a very cheap haircut is $20-30.

Here is a Google StreetView of the same location as it appears today:

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