Old Photographs with a Financial Connotation

If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.

Most of one’s “small talk” revolves around financial considerations, not of a global or national kind, but rather those of the most mundane issues such as the cost of bread or the price of petrol. As most of these photographs relate to America, the dollar amounts have been converted into Rands.

Main picture: If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.

Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes.

Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes.

The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

No one can afford to be sick anymore. At R15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.

No one can afford to be sick anymore. At R15.00 a day in the hospital, it’s too rich for my blood.

There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly R2.00 a night to stay in a hotel

There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly R2.00 a night to stay in a hotel

28 Jan 1954 --- 1950s Woman At Grocery Store Checkout Counter Handing Items Over to Cashier --- Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Corbis

To make ends meet, many women now have to work

I'll tell you one thing. If things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for R10.00

I’ll tell you one thing. If things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for R10.00

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year It won't be long before R2,000.00 will only buy a used one.

Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before R2,000.00 will only buy a used one.

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 4 cents just to mail a letter

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 4 cents just to mail a letter?

If they raise the minimum wage to R1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

If they raise the minimum wage to R1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

When I first started driving, who would have thought petrol would someday cost 20 cents a litre.

When I first started driving, who would have thought petrol would someday cost 20 cents a litre.

I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.

I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.

 

 

 

 


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