Saturday, July 21, 2012

1910 Ford Model R





Show  this to your friends!  This will  boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

The year is 1910 one  hundred years ago.  What a  difference a century makes!

Here  are some statistics for the Year  1910:

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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.

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.

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 the mind, regulates the stomach  and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of  health'

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. !

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.

5 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Interesting stats!

My father was born in 1911. He often commented on the wonderful progress in the 20th Century -- as well as saying that some things weren't progress at all.

Linda said...

Hi, AOW! My grandma was born in 1886 and died in 1884, She saw so many changes, but the most exciting one to her was walking on the moon. Too bad we don't have a space program anymore.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linda said...

She died in 1984. It would have been pretty hard to die 2 years before she was born!

Mamma has spoken said...

It's things like this that make me wish that I had listen to my grandmother's stories more closely.....

Leticia said...

Coffee was only 15 cents a pound!! I pretty much stayed there for a while, lol!