In 1910 Compared to 2010
Statistics from 1910
Statistics from 1910 show just how a mear 100 years can change our lives:
- Fuel for cars was sold strictly in drug stores
- There were 8,000 cars driving on 144 miles of paved roads
- The average life span of a man was 47 years
- 14% of homes had a bathtub, the other 86% had none
- 8% of homes had a phone
- The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower
- $200 and $400 was the average annual income for a US worker
- A pretty good accountant could pull in $2,000 annually
- A dentist could earn $2,500 annually
- A Veterinarian could make from $1,500 to $4,000 annually
- A mechanical engineer would bring in around $5,000 a year
- Most cities had speed limits of 10 miles per hour
- More than 95% of all births were home births.
- Only 10% of all doctors had College educations
- For four cents you could buy a pound of sugar
- Fifteen cents would get you a pound of coffee
- Fourteen cents would purchase a dozen eggs
- Borax or egg yolks were used to wash women's hair
- Women would wash there hair only once a month
- Canada published a law preventing poor people from entering their country for any reason.
FATAL DISORDERS IN 1910
THE 5 LEADING FATAL DISORDERS IN 1910 WERE:
- Pneumonia and flu
- Heart disease
A few other 1910 tid-bits:
- The American Flag had only 45 stars
- Las Vegas, Nevada had a population of 30
- Canned beer, iced tea and crossword puzzles weren't invented just yet
- No Mother's Day or Father's Day were on the calendar yet
- 6% of Americans graduated from high school
- Two out of ten adults were illiterate
- Morphine, heroin and marijuana were available over your local drug store counter
- According to pharmacists 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the bowels and is a perfect guardian of health'
- Almost 20% of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic helper
- 230 murders were reported across the entire United States
One might take pause at the concept of where we will be in another 100 years
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