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CHECK THIS OUT FAM, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE 110 YEARS AGO...CHECK OUT THIS FIRST HAND ACCOUNT

 
CHECK THIS OUT FAM, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE 110 YEARS AGO...CHECK OUT THIS FIRST HAND ACCOUNT

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.

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