Flashback 100 Years!

A great flashback

The year is 1919" One hundred years ago !!! Where were your parents/grandparents??

Very interesting for all ages.

This will boggle your mind!
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

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

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.

Today, I could forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it might 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?

One great grandfather had already raised 9 kids in a praire dugout near Ft. Sumner, NM after his wife died of TB in 1909.

The other was returning to Oklahoma from WWI having been wounded in the last days of the war.

He came home to poverty and discrimination being part Black Cherokee and married to a wife that was Chickasaw, Choctaw and Irish but was as proud and and patriotic as any man who ever lived.

Most importantly for the first time he got to see his baby daughter than had been born at home alone in a shack that a few years later was converted to a chicken barn after they finally built a home on the farm.

He survived cancer in 1922 only to then have to fight to survive through the Dust Bowl and Great Depression but managed to get buy because he was a very good farmer who happened to have coal deposits on his small farm.

We are so spoiled today it’s pathetic.