The Year 1907

The year is 1907.
One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!
Here are some  statistics for the Year 1907

The average life expectancy  was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars
and only 144 miles

Of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was
10 mph.


The tallest structure in the world was the
Eiffel Tower

The average wage in 1907 was
22 cents per hour.

The average  worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect
to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year,
a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of

all births 

took place at HOME .

Ninety percent of all  doctors had

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,
many of which

Were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair
once a month, and used

Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited
poor people from

Entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death  were:


1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4 Heart disease
5 Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars. 

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada,
was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer,
and ice tea

Hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10  adults couldn't read or write.


Only 6 percent of all Americans
had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all
available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said,
"Heroin clears the complexion,
gives buoyancy to the mind,
regulates the stomach and bowels,
and is, in fact, a perfect 
guardian of health." ( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households  
had at least

One full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders
in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A !


Try to imagine

what it may be

like in another 100 years.