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Thursday, August 1, 2013

BURBANK WHOLESALE PRODUCE PRICES IN 1942

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                  2013

One month after the Empire of Japan attacked the United States in Pearl Harbor, A.A. Vinson, a produce broker in Burbank sent this interesting postcard to his clients. Barbara's Cafe at 145 Southj Glendale Boulevard received these wholesale prices as of January 7, 1942.
"Attention Manger: Buy with care and save 20%. We deliver at these prices:



Burbank Potatoes    (likely by the bushel)   $ 1.95
Russett Potatoes  (likely by the bushel)   $2.20
Onions - bag  $ 1.55
Carrots - lug    ¢.60
Cabbage - lug  ¢.40
Oranges - case  $ 1.00
Lemons per hundred  ¢ .75
Banana - pound     ¢ .07
Avocados large per dozen:  ¢ .60
Limes per dozen  ¢ .08
Yes we carry a complete line.............
Frozen peas   ¢ 13  per pound.

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