Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I enjoyed the conversation on Watermelons so much yesterday, I decided to feature another watermelon picture today. We had discussed that the best watermelons came from guys selling them out of the back of their trucks. The only thing that could be better than that I bet would be a watermelon sold out of the back of a farmer's wagon. The picture was taken in 1940 in Kentucky.
I find the sign on the window for hamburgers interesting. You could buy a hamburger for 5 cents. The average wage in 1940 was 65 cents per hour, so you could work an hour and buy 13 hamburgers. Today the average wage is $10 an hour, and I would say that the average price of a hamburger is $5. So a typical person can work an hour and buy 2 hamburgers. Am I doing the math wrong, or are we working harder and harder for fewer and fewer hamburgers?