Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Amazing Changes:

This is not original, I received it from My Niece Helen and also from Sandie over at Chatty, It is worth passing along:

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.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!

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.


An interesting look back in time.

Nite Shipslog

PS: It is easy to see, things are gonna change even faster.



1910 Buick Pickup truck


Chatty Crone said...

In 1910 my grandfather would have been 20 and my grandma 15. I know they didn't have that car. sandie


Fascinating statistics.

Paula said...

Just amazing!

Anonymous said...

I've often wondered how it felt for my grandmother (who is now 99) to live through so many changes.
In the last couple of days I've seen news articles about changes I can't really wrap my not-so-old mind around.
A person has made a plastic gun with a 3-D printer. The gun can shoot real bullets. Amazing.
The other thing is beer drones. The things the human mind can dream up.


Dar said...

How time flies!!!!Amazes me what all has happened even in my time...I'm so young, ya know..not! My Grams B.loved history and she talked all the time about change. She saw a whole lot of it in her 103 yrs. while on this earth. Bless Her Heart as
YOURS. Love You Two

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There have been many changes in 100 years for sure. It's almost scary to think what kind of changes will be made in the next 100 years. I read the other day that 70 is now the new I can see why. Hope all is well there and that you both have a great Thursday!

Louis la Vache said...

Fascinating post, Jack!

shirl72 said...

I also wondered if they were here
today how shocked they would be
the way live and things we have.
What a simple life. I guess they
didn't have rush hour traffic.

Anonymous said...

In some ways, I see every day as Mother's Day or Father's Day.

I am fine with not knowing about anything that will happen in 100 years. ~Mary