In 1907: Average Life Expectancy–47 years old
14% of all homes had a bathtub!
8% of all homes had a telephone!
8,000 cars were in the world
144 miles of paved roads
Maximum Speed Limit: 10 MPH
Tallest structure: Eiffel Tower
Average Wage was $.22 per hour
Average worker made $200 to $400 per year
A competent accountant could make $2,000 per year
A dentist could make $2,500 per year
A veterinarian could make $1,500 to $4,000 per year
A mechanical engineer could make $5,000 per year
More than 95% of all births took place at home
90% of all doctors had no College Education, but went to Medical schools which were condemned in the press and the government as “substandard”
Sugar cost $.04 a pound
Eggs cost $.14 a dozen
Coffee was $.15 a pound
Most women washed their hair once a month using Borax or egg yolks for shampoo
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason
Five Leading causes of Death: Pneumonia/Influenza; Tuberculosis; Diarrhea; Heart Disease; Stroke
America’s flag had 45 stars
Population of Las Vegas, Nevada: 30
Not Invented Yet: Crossword puzzles; canned beer and ice tea
No Such Thing As: Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
2 out of 3 adults could not read or write
Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all available over the counter at the local drug store. Rationale: Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health (Duh!)
18% of all households had one full-time servant or domestic help
230 murders were reported in the entire USA
I can post this in a matter of seconds and millions around the world can view and read it…..imagine what another 101 years will bring! Staggers the mind, eh?
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