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Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
very interesting file from the past.
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This definitely puts everything in perspective.
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
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 $2,000 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 Physicians had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, 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.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering
into their country for any reason.
The five leading causes of death were:
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 no Mother’s Day or 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.
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.
(but almost everyone had a gun!)
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!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
Something to ponder——-
This is USA oriented, but Canada & the rest will not be far behind. Whether
these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them.
But, ready or not, here they come.
Maybe not in the seniors of today lifetimes but more likely in our children’s.
All we will have left is that which can’t be changed…….are our “Memories”.
And some of us have already lost that!!!!
1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman, … Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
11. Lettin’ the cat outta’ the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER…
First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.
DETROIT STEELToday’s cars may be faster, safer, more luxurious and get better gas mileage –
BUT THEY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE ON LOOKS !
When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1960 Plymouth Fury
1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr hardtop
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria
1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau
1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop
1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau
1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible
1959 Edsel Citation
Ford lost $350 million ($1.55 billion in 2009 dollars) on the Edsel venture.
1958 De Soto
1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1958 Dodge Custom Sierra
1949 Oldsmobile 88
1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
1949 Kaiser Virginian
1960 Imperial Crown Convertible
1953 Studebaker Commander
1949 Pontiac Four Door
1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop
1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
1954 Mercury Sun Valley
1960 Chrysler Valiant
1960 De Soto Fireflite
1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser
1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville
1957 Dodge Royal Lancer
1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer
1957 Lincoln Premiere
1960 Dodge Polara Matador
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1950 Studebaker Starlight
What a trip down memory lane!
Be sure to share with all your really old friends!(no offense) ;-How many do you remember?I do… ALL OF THEM
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These were really professional photographers who took these pictures… Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are, and these are over a hundred years old. These were glass plate images and taken thru a pin hole type camera; and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure. Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be careful not to break the glass!
Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.
Atlantic City, 1910.
The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.
Station “Louisville-Nashville,” Florida, in 1910.
Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910. Love those cars.
The beach in Atlantic City, 1915. Note the men in coats and ties.
Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
I didn’t realize there was so much destruction in that earthquake.
Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927. How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.
Washington, DC, 1914. Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(throughly? must have been a popular word back in the day)
Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.
Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.
I wouldn’t want to walk across this street in a long dress.
Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910.
Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905.
View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.
Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.
Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.
The New York Public Library, New York, 1915. Didn’t realize they had 4-laners in those days.
Wall Street, New York, 1911. The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.
Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913. Look at those top hats!