Good Budgets always have limits, glad he spent the money on the Amen Office first. What is the actual difference between the two grades? $3000 = ~$55,000 in 2020 dollars, but the real question is benefits as, at least in the NYC area, teachers have very good healthcare and retirement benefits that greatly exceed what most in the private sector have. Hence, salary-to-salary comparisons don't tell the full story on teacher pay. But I'm guessing most of those very good benefit gains for teachers came well after 1940. Having, as noted, had it, it's not at all that bad. But I'll bet some of those greasy spoon meals from the day are a different story and might have called for some Phillips'. I've been bumming since seeing yesterday how much better the larger '20s comics illustrations were - we wouldn't be trying to figure out what HO's coat is if we had '20s-level comic illustration quality. I know you're going Vaudeville while my call is the oldest profession, but in truth, she'd be revisiting that list of wealthy society boys she snubbed as potential husbands when she thought she was the apotheosis of society debs. Several movies of the era had that as a plot or sub plot - it's a good humbling moment in a movie. And her husband Count Oleg Cassini is one and the same with the famous fashion designer. Oh, and in checking that out, I also stumbled on this little fact: Our Merry Fahrney had a total of eight husbands before it was all over (Oleg was #4 - she was only half way there with him). Hope her fortune held up through all those divorces. As you've noted, it's the comics kiddies.