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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1870-1879

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

Wages in the United States, 1870-1879

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in INDIVIDUAL STATES
in FOREIGN COUNTRIES
ANALYSIS OF WAGE TRENDS
 

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WAGES -- GENERAL SOURCES

Wages Reported at State and Local Levels, 1870-1879

WAGES reported at the STATE and LOCAL LEVEL, 1870s -- Multiple States

These are state government sources rather than federal sources.  See tabs above for individual states.

WAGES in California, 1870s

WAGES in Connecticut, 1870s

WAGES in Massachusetts, 1870s

WAGES in Missouri, 1870s

WAGES in New Hampshire, 1870s

WAGES in North Carolina, 1870s

WAGES in New York, 1870s

WAGES in Wyoming, 1870s

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1870s

Click the tabs above for single countries

Wages in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

Wages in BELGIUM, 1870s

Wages in CANADA, 1870s

Wages in DENMARK, 1870s

Wages in ENGLAND, 1870s

Wages in FRANCE, 1870s

Wages in GERMANY, 1870s

Wages in INDIA, 1870s

Wages in IRELAND, 1870s

Wages in ITALY, 1870s

Wages in the NETHERLANDS, 1870s

Wages in SCOTLAND, 1870s

Wages in SWITZERLAND, 1870s

Wages in SPAIN, 1870s

Wages in SWEDEN, 1870s

Wages in WALES, 1870s

Wages, 1870s - Analysis of Trends

Prices in the United States, 1870-1879

PRICES for FOOD, 1870s

PRICES for CLOTHING, 1870s

TRANSPORTATION, 1870s

PRICES of CARRIAGES, WAGONS and TEAMS

PRICES of OCEAN TRAVEL

PRICES for HEALTH CARE, 1870s

PRICES for COMMUNICATION, 1870s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1870s

Barbershop prices

PRICES for HOUSING and LAND, 1870s

HOUSEHOLD ITEM PRICES, 1870s

FARM IMPLEMENT and TOOL PRICES

PRICES for ANIMALS, 1870s

EDUCATION expenses, 1870s

University of Louisiana, 1878
Image from Medical Department Annual Circular 1878-1879

BOOK PRICES, 1870s

PRICES for ENTERTAINMENT, 1870s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879


 

Sources showing prices in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

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Prices in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

See tabs above for prices in additional countries

Prices in CANADA, 1870s

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1870s

Prices in INDIA, 1870s

Prices in ITALY, 1870s

Prices in SWEDEN, 1870s

Timeline - Economic events of the 1870s

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1870

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1871

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1872

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1873

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1874

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1875

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1876

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1877

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1878

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1879

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

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