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 Дата: 07.12.2021 04:45

The year is 1920,"One hundred one years ago." What a difference a century makes!

 

Here are some statistics for Year 1920:

 

  • 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 percent of homes had a telephone.

 

  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

 

  • The tallest structure in world was 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 press AND government as "substandard."

 

  • Sugar cost four cents a pound.

 

  • Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

 

  • Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

 

  • Most women washed their hair once a month. and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

 

  • Canada passed a new law prohibiting poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

 

  • The Five leading causes of death were:

   o       Pneumonia and influenza

   o       Tuberculosis

   o       Diarrhea

   o       Heart disease

   o       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 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 available over counter at local drugstores.

 

  • Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears complexion,  gives buoyancy to mind, regulates stomach, bowels, and is 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 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 WORLD all in a matter of seconds!

 

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


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