1950-1969 All things mid century.
Stocking the shelves, c. 1960s
(federal min wages for California)
Minimum wage topped out at $1.00 in the 1950s and that dollar’s top value was $5.39
Minimum wage topped out at $1.60 in the 1960s and it’s value was $6.84
Minimum wage today, 2012 is $8.00 and its value is $4.97 (with an exception of 10.25 min wage for San Francisco)
Info here: Federal Minimum Wages from 1955-2012