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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Imagine a World Without All of Our Luxuries!!!

1910 Ford
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 103 years ago...Amazing!!!
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
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.
There 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,
And 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.
Most women only   washed their hair once a month , and used   Borax or egg yolks for shampoo .
There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.
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
2, Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The   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.
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about   230 reported murders in the ENTIRE   U.S.A.   !
(yes, people have changed)
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD...all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100   years


Genie Robinson said...

Dog-gon e-it, the Ford picture did not come up on my computer, but the rest did and made my morning :-) genie

Lowell said...

Well, shoot, things were very different in the 50s and 60s from what they are today, too. I remember spending $25 at the grocery store and wondering how we'd make it the rest of the week. Our first home in Arizona cost $11,500. We didn't have furniture in the living room for 5 years 'cause we couldn't afford it.

Things change very fast. A few years back when I taught school, I used this statistic: 75% of everything we know today (1995) came to us since 1950!

Thanks for the memory jerker and I hope that your life is following a happy and serene path this week!

Mersad said...

Really makes you think...

Mersad Donko Photography

This is Belgium said...

what a different world it was.
how good is is to go down memory lane from time to time, it does open one's eyes

Jo said...

Just imagine what it will be like in 100 years time! What a great post, Sylvia. I hope you're having a great day. Greetings, Jo

Mama Zen said...

No bathtub? No deodorant? No, thanks!

Sridharan said...


MyMaracas said...

I wonder whether the world a century from now will look more like The Jetsons - or again like it did in 1910.

Gattina said...

My goodness, and today kids go to school and still cannot write, lol !

Stewart M said...

"And the government was at work"!!

Great set of stats.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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