10 Things You Could Buy for a Quarter in the 1950s

Have you noticed that $5 footlongs and $5 "Hot and Ready" pizzas are disappearing? We'll all be recounting this moment in disbelief to future generations, but for now, let's take a look back to an even simpler time. Here are a few things that would cost you only a quarter in the 50s. 

1. A Box of Cereal

One 8-ounce box of W.K. Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes cost exactly 25 cents in the 1950s. And while today you can choose from a ton of different-sized boxes (most of them far, far larger than 8 ounces) none of them are going to be able to beat that price-per-ounce.

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