How Can You Do It?

Dwig’s “How Can You Do It on ____ Per?” series seems to puzzle different people I have asked when trying to figure out the meaning. From what I have gathered, the dollar amount is a per week number.

All the different cards feature fancy scenes, like going out to dinner, the opera, or a horse race, when they are making a small amount of money. 9.50 back in 1914 (the earliest date I could pick on Dollar Times) in terms of 2010 dollars was the equivalent of $205.15. This is $10,667.80 per year. And since these cards were published c1908, $9.50 would have amounted to even less.

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