See also "C" tab above for carpenters, cement workers, etc.
WAGES in AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in AIRPLANE and AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in CLOTHING MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in TEXTILE MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in FURNITURE MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in PAPER and PULP MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WAGES in POTTERY MANUFACTURING, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in MULTIPLE STATES, 1920s
See tabs above for individual states.
See list of the most common occupations for women in 1910 and 1920 (source: Census Bureau).
WAGES of BLACK WOMEN, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in ALABAMA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in ARKANSAS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in WASHINGTON DC, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in ILLINOIS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in KANSAS, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in KENTUCKY, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in MISSOURI, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in OHIO, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in NEW JERSEY, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in PENNSYLVANIA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in SOUTH CAROLINA, 1920s
WOMEN'S WAGES in TENNESSEE, 1920s
Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1920s
Click the tabs above for single countries.
Wages in ARGENTINA, 1920s
WAGES in AUSTRALIA, 1920s
WAGES in AUSTRIA, 1920s
Wages in CANADA, 1920s
WAGES in CHILE, 1920s
WAGES in CHINA, 1920s
WAGES in FRANCE, 1920s
Wages in GERMANY, 1920s
Wages in GREAT BRITAIN, 1920s
Wages in the SOVIET UNION, 1920s
NOTE: If you are looking for household income data for 1929, we recommend a 1934 Brookings Institution report titled America's Capacity to Consume. It is not yet available to read online; check your local library.
HOME PLANS with ESTIMATED COSTS
Important note: Some of these home plan catalogs estimate only the cost of materials based on prices in a particular market (such as Chicago). The ones that do include labor costs generally add disclaimers based on fluctuating rates. The front matter of each catalog usually includes some explanation.
COST of CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS and LABOR
FARMS and LAND PRICES
HORSE DRAWN TRANSPORTATION
TRAIN FARE and EXPENSES
STEAMSHIP and AIRFARE
VACATIONS and TOURISM
In addition to the links below, we recommend the book America's Capacity to Consume, published in 1934 by the Brookings Institution. It presents detailed analysis of personal and household income as well as consumer expenditures in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
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