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:

 

http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif Two of 10 adults couldn't read or write.


http://interprep.com/images/icons/diamond.gif There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.