Saturday, October 3, 2015

Statistics for the USA - 1910

A friend sent this to me and I find it fun and semi-interesting.  I am assuming it is true but make no proclamation as to the veracity of all the so called facts below.
Never the less read and enjoy, life in the USA in 1910.

Male life expectancy was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold only in drug stores.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars but 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 Republicans want to get us back to this level as soon as possible.)
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 and didn’t complain he or she had to go through a middle bastard such as an insurance scumbag for permission to charge his fee and get paid.
A veterinarian earned between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
A mechanical engineer made 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.  They went to so-called medical schools.  Many of these 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.
There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.  (There still isn’t in many parts of the world!!!)
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! (Mostly gangsters I assume.)
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. (A good thing as far as I am concerned!)
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.  (If we could get back to this level of education the Republican Party would never lose another election!)
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.!
(Yes, people have changed and the NRA is extremely happy about that!)
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Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years!!!

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