The year is 1917, one hundred years ago!!!!
Here are some statistics to amaze you!
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8% of homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was ten miles per hour.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1920 was 22 cents per hour.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 a year.
A dentist $2,500 a year.
A veterinarian between $1,500 to $4000 a year,
And a mechanical engineer about $5000 a year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.
Ninety percent of all doctors had no medical education.
Instead, they attended so-called medical school, 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.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
Two out of ten adults could neither read not write.
Only six percent had graduated from high school.
Morphine, heroin, and marijuana were all available over the counter at the local drugstore.
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.
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