THE YEAR 1904
Maybe this will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1904 . one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the
The average life expectancy in the
Only 14 percent of the homes in the
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from
There were only 8,000 cars in the
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and
With a mere 1.4 million residents,
The tallest structure in the world was the
The average wage in the
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 in the
Ninety percent of all
Instead, they attended 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, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
The five leading causes of death in the
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and
The population of
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two of 10
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores.
According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." (Shocking!)
Eighteen percent of households in the U.S had at least one full-time servant or domestic.
There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years