December 8th, 2018

Иван Дурак

Americana: LIFE IN 1904

The average life expectancy in America was 47.
Only 14% of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
18% of American households had at least 1 full-time servant or domestic help.
Only 8% of the homes had a telephone.
A 3 minute call from Denver to New York City cost $11.
Sugar cost $0.04/pound. Eggs were $0.14/dozen. Coffee cost $0.15/pound.
There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S. and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.Collapse )