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2 Cents Worth.....Please!

Items on the first printed menu in America, for the resturant Delmonico's in 1834:

  • Tea or coffee......................1 cent
  • Soup...................................2 cents
  • Beef Stew...........................4 cents
  • Corn Beef and Cabbage.....4 cents
  • Beef Steak..........................4 cents
  • Pork Chops........................4 cents
  • Chicken Stew.....................5 cents
  • Roast Beef or Veal............5 cents
  • Ham and Eggs...................10 cents
  • Roast Chicken...................10 cents
  • 1/2 Pie................................2 cents
  • Regular Dinner..................12 cents

Does this fit with today's prices, considering that the top wage in 1834 was $1 per day?

Solution:

Source: H. Prochnow's 1000 Quips, Stories, & Illustrations, 1972, pp. 68