Then 1916 and Now 2016

(Daily Prompt – Contrast)








What a difference one hundred years can make!!

Would you want to go back in time?

One hundred years ago our life expectancy was 47 years.

Today we should live to our mid 80’s or beyond!





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 was in 1916 was 22 cents per hours.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.

Ninety percent of all doctors had no college education.

Sugar cost four cents a pound

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.




Coffee was thirteen cents a pound.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering the country for any reason.

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

Now even though we often have waves of nostalgia and would like to travel back in time, I think I am happy to be just where I am now!

I try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years from now!!

It certainly does boggle my mind!!!!!!



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Great response to today’s prompt – nicely done! Marianne

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia says:

    Thank you so much Marianne!!


  3. I love the first photo from 1916.
    Each era has its up and downsides I suppose.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Patricia says:

    Hello! Thank you! I love the photos from that era myself! You’re right that each era has it’s downsides. It would be interesting to travel back just for a few hours!


  5. Laurie says:

    This is great. My dad was from N.S. I’m on a board on FB that shares old photo’s. I am fortunate to have some letters and notes and family history. ~ I enjoyed this.
    Blessings, Laurie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you Laurie. I love old photos! Blessings to you as well!


  6. gc says:

    Bravo on the new layout Pat. You are doing great work. Keep it up.


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