A loaf of bread and a pound of meat for only 15 cents – must have been the 30s! In the 30s, a jumbo loaf of sliced bread usually cost around five cents. Applesauce was 3 cans for twenty cents. Hot dogs were eight cents per pound. So the hot dog vendor was probably making about a 2 cent profit for every pound of hot dogs and loaf of bread that he sold.