How Far Have We Come?

The year is 1919 “One hundred years ago.” What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1919: 

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
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.

We’ve come a long way….OR have we?

Please note: None of the above text is my writing nor do I have copyright.

2 thoughts on “How Far Have We Come?

    • Neither can I considering the medical issues I have. America is on a slippery slope. By the way, I have several photos of the pinball machines we talked about. I remembered… ☺️

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