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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1810-1819

Links to government documents and primary sources listing retail prices for products and services, as well as wages for common occupations.

Wages by occupation, 1810-1819

Wages by sex, 1810-1819

Wages by state, 1810-1819

Foreign wages by country, 1810-1819

Worldwide wages by occupation (A-Z) and country, 1810-1819

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Economic analysis and calculators, 1810s

Prices in the United States, 1810-1819

PRICES for FOOD, 1810s

PRICES for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, 1810s

PRICES for CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES, 1810s

PRICES for LODGING and MEALS, 1810s

PRICES for ANIMALS, 1810s

PRICES for HEALTH CARE, 1810s

COST of ATTENDING COLLEGE, 1810s

COST of EDUCATION (non-college), 1810s

MISCELLANEOUS PRICES, 1810s

Transportation prices in the United States, 1810-1819

Reported value of items stolen or lost

Missourians' claims for reimbursement of lost items.  Source: U. S. Congressional Serial Set  #126. 

  • Itemized theft report with valuation from William Ewing and John Ewing, 1812
    • Value of clothing such as great coat, waist coats, pantaloons, shirts, calico dress, shoes, socks, silk stockings, shawls, petticoats, silk gloves, handkerchiefs, mittens
    • ...Household items such as bedsteads, quilts, dishes, table spoons, sugar bowl, looking glass, pillows, pins and needles, linen fabric, "superfine" cloth
    • ...Personal belongings such as silver watch, combs, razor
    • ...Equestrian supplies such as saddles, stirrups, bridle
  • Claim of Matthew M. McCormick, 1813
    • Value of household furnishings, bedsteads, candlesticks, dishes
    • ...Tools such as axe, chisel, hoe, hand saw, knives, loom, spinning wheel, churn, etc.
    • ...Livestock including hogs and cattle
    • ...Harvested crops including bushels of corn, wheat and flaxseed
  • Account of Isaac Best, 1814
    • Value of household furnishings including feather beds, straw beds, blankets, quilts
    • ...Clothing including buffalo robe, cambric muslin dresses, cotton dresses, aprons, linen shirts, waistcoats, pantaloons, hunting shirt, cotton stockings, fur hats, suspenders
    • ...Personal belongings including handkerchiefs, razor
    • ...Sewing supplies including pins and needles, thimble, linen fabric
    • ...Kitchen supplies including coffee pot, teacups and saucers, pewter spoons, knives
    • ...Food including sugar, coffee
    • ...Hunting supplies including beaver traps, shot molds, shot
  • Claim of Hezekiah O'Neile for robbery, 1812
    Tools, kettle, bucket, bedding, etc.
  • Property stolen from William Ewing, 1813
    Values of tools and horses (by age and height), are found throughout the document.

Foreign prices by country, 1810-1819

PRICES in GREAT BRITAIN, 1810s

PRICES in CANADA, 1810s

PRICES in IRELAND, 1810s

Prices in FRANCE, 1810s

PRICES in ITALY, 1810s

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