1961

Automobiles

New

  • Rambler, Ambassador V8, 2,464.00-3,023.00
  • Rambler, American, 1,846.00-2,344.00
  • Rambler, Classic 6, 2,000.00-2,640.00

Used

  • 1960, Chevrolet, Impala convertible, 2,195.00
  • 1958, Oldsmobile, Super 88 Celebrity, sedan, 1,495.00
  • 1957, Ford Fairlane 500, 595.00

Clothing

  • Boy’s coat, toggle, 10.99/each
  • Boy’s shirt, wash-and-wear, 3.00/2
  • Boy’s slacks, corduroy, 1.99/pair
  • Girl’s party dress, 3.17/each
  • Men’s coat, pile-lined, 13.88/each
  • Men’s jacket, ski parka, 22.95/each
  • Men’s shirt, dress, 4.50/each
  • Men’s slacks, 5.95/pair
  • Men’s sweater, “Pat Boone Cardigan,” 10.00/each
  • Women’s dress, designer knit, 13.99/each
  • Women’s jacket, mink, 795.00/each
  • Women’s slack set, knit, 2 piece, 3.66/each
  • Women’s sweater, orlon, 12.98

Food & beverages

  • Apple, .29/3 lb bag
  • Bacon, .49/lb
  • Beef, ground, 1.00/3 lbs
  • Beef, roast, .89/lb
  • Bisquick, .39/40 oz pkg
  • Bread, .25/lb loaf
  • Cake mix, Pillsbury, 1.00/four 18 oz boxes
  • Candy canes, .25/pkg of 6
  • Carnation Instant (nutrition drink), 1.17/14 quarts
  • Cereal, Kellogg’s, Corn Flakes, .49/two 12 oz pkgs
  • Coffee, Maxwell House, instant, .95/6 oz jar
  • Cookies, Burry’s, Chocolate chip, .29/8.25 oz pkg
  • Crackers, Sunshine, Cheese-it, .35/2 pkgs
  • Fish, tuna, .33/7 pz can
  • Flour, Pillsbury, .49/5 lb bag
  • Frozen dinner, Birdseye, .49/each
  • Ham, Hormel, canned, .59/lb
  • Lamb, chops, .59/lb
  • Margarine, Fleischmann’s, .39/lb
  • Mayonnaise, Kraft, .59/quart jar
  • Onions, white, .25/2 lbs
  • Peanut butter, Fyne Taste, .35/12 oz jar
  • Potatoes, U.S. No. 1, Long Island, .29/10 lb bag
  • Preserves, Ann Page, .95/four 12 oz jars
  • Soda, Coca Cola, .25/two 12 oz cans
  • Soup, Campbell’s .31/two 10.5 oz cans
  • Tang, .51/14 oz jar

Furniture

  • Bed, “Hollywood style,” with box spring & mattress, 29.00-59.95/each
  • Bedroom set, 6 piece, mahogany, 119.00/set
  • Carpeting, broadloom, Mohawk, 4.99/square yard
  • Dinette set, bronze, 5 piece, 34.00/set
  • Dining room set, 8 pieces, French Provincial, 279.95-439.95/each
  • Rug, Karastan Oriental, 8’10” X 12′, 299.00/each
  • Sofa, Italian Provincial, 2.29-3.69/each
  • Tile, vinyl asbestos, 9″ X 9″, .08/each

Household & seasonal goods

  • Aluminum foil, .25/25 foot roll
  • Aluminum siding, Alcoa, 4 room house, 389.95/labor & materials
  • Bleach, Clorox, .33/half gallon
  • Blanket, General Electric, electric, twin size, 13.88/each
  • Blender, 12.99/each
  • Christmas lights, indoor, 7 lights, .98/each
  • Christmas wrapping paper, .98/3 rolls
  • Christmas tree tinsel, .15/box
  • Cleanser, Ajax, .23/21 oz can
  • Dishwasher, General Electric, portable, 149.95/each
  • Iron, Sunbeam, 10.95/each
  • Laundry detergent, .59/quart bottle
  • Range, gas, 128.88/each
  • Refrigerator, RCA Whirlpool, 14 cu ft, 299.95/each
  • Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, Constellation, 44.88/each

Personal care & health

  • Bromo Seltzer, .65/24 count bottle
  • Cough syrup, Pertussin, .79/4 oz bottle
  • Razor, Remington, Roll-a-matic, 13.59/each
  • Shampoo, Prell concentrate, .89/3 oz bottle
  • Soap, Palmolive, .31/3 regular cakes
  • Toilet paper, .89/10 rolls
  • Toothbrush, .49/3 pack
  • Toothpaste, Colgate, fluoride, .53/three 15 oz tubes

Real estate

  • Houses for sale
  • Chester, 3 bedrooms, ranch, 1 acre, 19,500.00
  • Morristown, 4 bedrooms, 33,500.00
  • Washington Valley, 4 bedrooms, 3.2 acres, 59,500.00

Houses for rent

  • Denville, 6 rooms, 110.00/month
  • Morris Plains, 7 rooms, split level, 225.00/month
  • Morristown, 6 rooms, 125.00/month

Apartments & rooms

  • Madison, double-room with bath, 15.00/week
  • Morristown, room, with private bath, 18.99/week

Recreation & amusements

  • Baseball Glove, “Jackie Robinson,” 4.98-8.98/each
  • Bicycle, Flightline, 46.88/each
  • Camera, Brownie, instamatic, 10.19/each
  • Clock radio, Westinghouse, 18.88/each
  • Doll, “Chatty Cathy” talking doll, 10.98-18.00/each
  • Doll carriage, 6.95-14.00/each
  • Golf clubs, 7 piece set with bag, 28.88-70.00
  • Movie camera, Kodak, 8mm, 3 lenses, 29.99/each
  • Ping pong table, 5′ X 9′, 19.95/each
  • Pool table, 249.95/each
  • Record albums, 1.99-3.98/each
  • Rocking horse, “Wonder Mare,” 13.98-20.00/each
  • Skates, ice, 8.75-15.95/each
  • Sled, Speedway, 6.98-12.98/each
  • Stereo, hi-fi console, 128.88/each
  • Television, RCA, color, 495.00/each
  • Television, Westinghouse, 19″, 158.88/each
  • Toy airplane, Remco Flying Fox, 6.97-14.98/each
  • Theatre, Aladdin, Madison Green Door Players, .60/child; 1.00/adult with child
  • Train set, Marx, 3 car, H.O., 7.88-24.95
  • Typewriter, Remington, portable, 99.95/each
  • Wagon, toy, “Acme Flyer,” 7.95/each

Tobacco & alcohol

  • Cigars, Phillies Flextips, .25/5 pack
  • Gin, Fairchild, 80% proof, 7.99/half gallon
  • Scotch whisky, Scotch, Cromwell, 3.49/fifth bottle

 How much did it cost to stock Thanksgiving tables in 1961? These prices were advertised in The Daily Record [Morris County New Jersey], November 20-22, 1961

Meat, fowl & fish

  • Bacon, sliced, Shop Rite, .49/lg
  • Beef, chuck ground, .59/lb
  • Beef, round roast, Lancaster, .85/lb
  • Cheeseburgers, Lancaster, frozen, .49/8 oz pkg
  • Ham, canned, Lancaster, 5.99/7 lb can
  • Ham, smoked, .49/lb
  • Lamb chops, shoulder, .69/lb
  • Pork chops, .39/lb
  • Sausage, Lancaster, .55/lb
  • Shrimp, frozen, 4.89/5 lb box
  • Turkey, under 16 lbs, .39/lb
  • Turkey, 16-20 lbs, .35/lb
  • Turkey, 20+ lbs,.29/lb

Vegetables

  • Beans, lima, Fordhook, frozen, .49/2 pkgs
  • Broccoli, Andy Boy, large, .29/bunch
  • Corn, Del Monte, cream style, 1.00/six 17 oz cans
  • Onions, white, .29/2 lbs
  • Peas, Green Giant, /59/three 17 oz cans
  • Potatoes, baking, .39/5 lbs
  • Pumpkin, ideal, .29/two 29 oz cans
  • Soup, Campbell’s, Tomato, .10/can
  • Succotash, frozen, /47/2 pkgs
  • Sweet potatoes, .29/3 lbs
  • Tomatoes, Progresso, canned, .24/35 oz can
  • Turnips, yellow, .09/2lbs Fruits
  • Apples, Golden Delicious, .19/lb
  • Applesauce, Mott’s, .49/three 15 oz jars
  • Cranberries, Ocean Spray, fresh .15/lb box
  • Cranberry sauce, Ocean Spray, canned, .25/two 16 oz cans
  • Dates, Dromedary, pitted, .49/lb box
  • Figs, Turkish, .39/lb
  • Grapes, Emporer, .29/2 lbs
  • Lemon juice, Realemon, .33/16 oz bottle
  • Pears, Anjou, .29/2 lbs
  • Strawberries, frozen, .95/five 10 oz pkgs

Dairy & cheese

  • Butter, Lion brand, .59/lb roll
  • Cream cheese, Kraft, Philadelphia, .23/two 3 oz pkgs
  • Gouda, baby, .39/9 oz pkg
  • Margarine, Parkay, .30/lb Baking, cereals, spices & condiments
  • Biscuits, Pillsbury, sweet or buttermilk, .29/three 8 oz pkgs
  • Cake mix, Duncan Hines Deluxe, 1.00/3 pkgs
  • Crackers, Nabisco, Premium saltine, .27/16 oz pkg
  • Crackers, Nabisco, Ritz, .33/stack pack
  • Flour, Hecker’s, .49/5 lb bag
  • Pie crust mix, Flako, .20/10 oz pkg
  • Shortening, Spry, .69/3 lb can
  • Stuffing mix, Bond, .29/pkg

Desserts

  • Cookies, Burry, Choconut, .39/10 oz pkg
  • Fruit cake, Virginia Lee, .99/lb pkg
  • Fruit cocktail, Del Monte, 1.00/three 30 oz cans
  • Ice cream, Farmdale, .50/half gal
  • Marshmallows, Burry, miniature, .49/lb pkg
  • Mince meat, Crosse & Blackwell, Rum & Brandy, .49/18.5 oz jar
  • Pie, apple, Nancy Lynn, .49/each
  • Pie, mince, Virginia Lee, .69/8 inch size
  • Pie, pumpkin, Virginia Lee, .59/8 inch size
  • Walnuts, Diamond, in shell, .49/lb

Beverages

  • Cider, sweet, .69/gal
  • Coffee, Borden’s, instant, .71/5 oz jar
  • Coffee, Chock Full O’Nuts, .75/lb can
  • Juice, orange, Snowkist, frozen, /99/5 cans
  • Juice, tomato, Ideal, 1.00/four 32 oz bottles
  • Tea bags, Tetley, .25/16 count pkg

Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Red Shingle, Route 10, Union Hill, Dover, NJ

[MENU] Appetizer: Stuffed Celery, Apricot Nector. Soup: Turkey Soup. Main Course: Roast Turkey–Cranberry Sauce, Savary Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Whipped Potato or Candied Yams, Brussel Sprouts, Served with Tossed Salad and Assorted Rolls, basket with Creamery Whipped Butter. Dessert: Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream, sprinkled with toasted sliced almonds or Apple Pie or Mince Pie. $2.75; Children’s Dinner, $1.50. Served from 12:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M.”—Display ad, Daily Record, November 21, 1961 (p. 13)[NOTE: spelling copied as published in original ad.]