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Friday, November 30, 2012

1910 Ford

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This is only 102 years ago! Amazing ......
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

The year is 1910, over 102 years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for 1910:
• The average life expectancy for men was 47.
• Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
• 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
• 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
• There were only 8,000 cars & 144 miles of paved roads.
• Speed limit in most cities - 10 mph.
• The tallest structure in the world - Eiffel Tower .
• Average US wage in 1910 - 22c per hour.
• Average US worker made between $200 & $400 per year.
• Accountant -$2000 per year,dentist -$2,500 per year, veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, mechanical engineer - $5,000 per year.
• More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
• 90% of 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 - 4c lb. • Eggs - 14c a dozen. • Coffee - 15c lb.
• Most women washed their hair once a month, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
• Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
• The five leading causes of death were: 1. Pneumonia/influenza 2.Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
• The American flag had 45 stars.
• The population of Las Vegas was 30 !
• Crossword puzzles, canned beer, & iced tea - unknown!
• No Mother's Day/Father's Day.
• 20% of adults couldn't read or write.
• 6% of Americans graduated from high school.
• Marijuana, heroin, & morphine were all available over the counter at the drugstore. Back then, pharmacists said 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach & bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
• 18% of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
• There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE COUNTRY!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The perfect place for Obama would be in 1910 if a time machine was available.Just one of Michelles trips would wipe out the entire US budget.