“The Year is 1915 ‘One Hundred years ago’,” by George & Jane Campbell

 

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What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:
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 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year …
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.
A dentist, $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 by 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, a
nd, 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
Census records indicated this. 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…
The census records indicated servants in the family
There were about 230 reported™ murders in the 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 the WORLD all in a matter of seconds!
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

Praise the Lord, we know who holds the future, and think we know
what it will be like in 100 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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