Sunday, March 25, 2012
Today's picture is from 1940 and was taken in Vermont. It shows a man hanging a bucket on a tree to collect maple sap to make syrup with. This farmer has 400 acres, and can make $1,000 per year from selling syrup. The question is, how much would that be in today's terms? Well, in 1940 the average car cost $850, so he made enough to buy a car and have some left over. So, I would estimate that would be like making about $30,000 today.