Wednesday, July 20, 2011


1910  Ford Model R
Show  this to your friends, children and/or  grandchildren!

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'

( Shocking? DUH!  )

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  forwarding this without retyping it myself, which I would have  had to do in 1910... From there, it can 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.    


  1. Unbelievable! Things have really changed in 100 years. I am so thankful to be living in this age rather than 100 years ago.

  2. that was fun and fascinating and glad you put it here. thiongs are so frighteningly out of control now...i'm glad i'll be gone when that 100 yrs.rolls around. xox

  3. Absolutely stunning! My grandparents talked about life some from days bygone. My grandfather was born in 1917 and it fascinated me hearing him talk of those times. Sounds like another world not just another time!

  4. It was a much simpler time. We have advanced in so many ways but that has made things so convoluted and I think we have many more problems now. Still some amazing facts.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.• ♫ ♪ Oh my, that did make for a good read... had me thinking too abut exactly how far we have come.
    On a lighter note: "...Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo..." - That should have been as effective as the pill. :)