In 1915, Things Were Just a Little Bit Different


Average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores.
Only 14% of homes had a bathtub. (That’s a lot of stinky folks.)
If you wanted to call someone, good luck; only 8% of homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. (Guess that was pre-Autobahn.)
Don’t complain about your wages; the average hourly pay was 22 cents per hour!
Sugar was 4 cents per pound, and eggs were 14 cents for a dozen. Coffee was really expensive: 15 cents per pound! (Pre-Starbucks. Haha.)
Most women only washed their hair once a month. They used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. Gag.
The leading causes of death were influenza and pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease, and stroke.
The population of Las Vegas was about 30.
There was no canned beer, crossword puzzles, or iced tea.
Only 6% of Americans had graduated from high school, and most doctors didn’t go to college.


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