100 Years Ago

The Year is 1920!  One hundred years ago !!!

 Very interesting for all ages.   This will boggle your mind!

The year is 1920,”One hundred years ago.”

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1920:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

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 1919 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

A dentist earned $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 neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write (most politicians and media today)

And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.

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!” (Shocking?)

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!

It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

16 thoughts on “100 Years Ago”

    1. Totally different world. When I was a child, I thought it would be much more like at least the America of my childhood, and I was very surprised from WWI newsclips and the biopic on Sgt York how different it actually was.

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  1. In 1931, Frederick Lewis Allen wrote “Only Yesterday”, which was a look back through the years between the end of WWI and the start of the Great Depression. It was required reading — and a real eye-opener — when I was in high school in the late 1950s. It’s amazing how rapidly things changed during that decade, and how quickly they collapsed again in the 1930s. There’s a moral in there somewhere…..

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  2. We are definitely in a regressive period now with people disbelieving good health practiced 150 years old, rising tribalism, one septagenaurian toddler who is single handedly trying to make sure our 250th birthday in 6 years may not happen, and others too if numerous to typo.


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