Ads of Yore: Pomona Tree Collections, 1930

From a Pomona United Nurseries, Danville, N.Y. brochure, 1930

What’s that? Five apple trees? For a dollar?

A whole dollar?

Yeah, I’ll have to think about that and get back to you…

(In today’s money, a 1930 dollar is worth around $14.94 – still a damn good price for five apple trees. The same brochure has a 10c offer: buy one tree – around 30c – and get a second of the same variety for 10c, if you want to be more selective. They just need the name of your local railway operator so they can arrange delivery.)

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