William creswell / flickr perhaps you've seen that viral list of facts about what life was like in 1915, which was printed in the latest issue of the tower (a monthly publication of a gated community in florida) or maybe you saw the very same list of of facts years ago, when it said it was about 1906, or 1902, or 1900.
The origin and sources of the original list are unknown, but the idea is provocative: what was life actually like 100 years ago we decided to find out not all of the data we dug up references 1915 precisely, but we got as close as we could with accurate and trustworthy sources — all of which are linked below.
In a major city like pittsburgh, 87 percent of births happened outside of hospitals america was a younger country, but had no concept of “teen-agers” in 1915, 100 million people lived in the united states, and more than half were under 25. Your female ancestor’s life in 1917 was very different than the way women live in 2017 it can be interesting to take a look at what has changed over the years here is a quick comparison of what american women’s lives were like in 1917 and in 2017. What was food like 100 years ago in 1912 perishable food like milk, butter and eggs was kept in an icebox so it would not spoil and have to be fed to pigs most people had dried food such as beans, rice, whea t or corn flour stored in containers to keep it dry so it would not sprout or get moldy.
While the world can seem like a fractious place, it’s certainly more collaborative than it was 50 or 100 years ago badminton expects that will only continue, with governments working more closely together as they plan “for greater population movement and wealth distribution. The typical american spent one-third of his income on food 100 years ago, which is twice today’s share the early 20th century was a golden age of cold-cereal products—corn flakes, quaker puffed rice and puffed wheat, and shredded wheat all came on the market between 1906 and 1912—but on the farm, people enjoyed a heartier meal of eggs and pancakes.
What was christmas like 100 years ago he remembers gifts forget it decorations maybe one freehold's ambrose levan, 105, reflects on a bygone era of holiday simplicity. This year has brought us spacex launches, cloned monkeys, and a baby named stormi, but all of these concepts would sound totally foreign a century ago back in 1918, americans drove their model t's to see charlie chaplin movies and dealt with new-fangled things like time zones and airmail.
Subject: what it was like 100 years ago date: 4/30/2012 _____ i am writing this letter on the 30th of april 2012 on a warm sunny day in houston, texas by the time you read this letter i will have long passed and hopefully made a difference in the world i can only imagine what like would be like in 2113 i am not even sure you would still use.