12 Crazy Facts About Life In 1910 America That Will Make You Appreciate Today. A Lot.

5. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10-12 mph.

6. The average American wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour, and the average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.


8. 99% of all doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as ‘substandard.’

9. Eggs cost 14 cents a dozen.



10. Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

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12. 20% of adults could not read or write and only 6% of Americans had graduated from high school.


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