Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The year is 1910

 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. !