WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE 110 YEARS AGO
Alice Herz Sommer, who at 110, was known as the oldest-living Holocaust survivor and the subject of the Oscar nominated short subject documentary Lady in Number 6: How Music Saved My Life, died over the weekend in London.
This is what life was like 110 years ago:
The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two of 10 adults couldn't read or write.
There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.