If you ever watch people browse through old newspapers or magazines, you won't have to wait long to hear them comment on how cheap everything was in the good old days.
But was it? How do those prices really measure up when adjusted for inflation?
There's a great website that let's you plug in dates and prices to see for yourself.
I'll give you the link at the end of this article, but first let's take a look at some ads from historic Texas newspapers and see how those prices would look in today's dollars.
the trusty inflation calculator at Westegg.com.