One hundred years ago.
What a difference a
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910: The
average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8
percent of the homes had a telephone.
were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The
maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour. The
average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year .. A
competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year,
A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
A mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
Were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs
were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee
was fifteen cents a pound.
women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars ....
population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the
local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to
Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of
( Shocking? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
domestic help ....
were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
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Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.