1909 Canadian Statistics

-The average age of ‘men’ was not more than 47 years.

-The essence of a ‘Ford 1909’ was sold only in ‘pharmacy’.

-Only ‘14% ‘of the houses had a’ bathtub ‘.

-Only ‘8%’ of the houses had the ‘telephone’.

-There were only 8,000 cars worldwide And only ‘144 miles’ of road were paved.

-In almost all cities the speed limit was ’10mph’.

-The highest structure in the world was the ‘Eiffel Tower’. ……..

-The average salary in the United States was ‘0.22 cents an hour’.

-The average wage of American workers was between $ 200 and $ 400 per year.

-An accountant could earn $ 2,000 in a year, A dentist about $ 2500, a veterinarian between $ 1500 and $ 4000 And a mechanical engineer $ 5,000.

– ‘95%’ of women gave birth in their home 90% of doctors had no college education. Rather, they had frequented what was known as a medical school condemned by the media of the time and governments as under-standardized.

-The sugar was sold at 0.04 cents a pound. – A dozen eggs were obtained for ‘0.14 cents’.

-The pound of coffee was at 0.15 cents.

– Most women would wash their hair ‘once a month’, and they used either Borax or egg yolk as ‘shampoo’.

-The ‘ Canada ‘ passed a law defending to all poor people to enter the country.

-The ‘five’ main causes of ‘death’ were: pneumonia or influenza, tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease and heart attack.

-The American flag had that 45 stars. (45 States ).

-In ‘1909’ , there was that 30 residents to Las Vegas, Nevada( U.S.A .) .

-The crossword puzzle, cans of beer and the cold tea had not yet been invented.

-There was no feasts of mothers and the feasts of the Fathers.

– Eight adults on ten could neither read nor write .

-Only 6% of all Americans had obtained their diploma of secondary .

-Marijuana , the heroin and morphine were sold

to the corner pharmacy as drugs .

-In ‘1909’, pharmacists were telling us that the heroin was cleaning the complexion , gave of energy to the brain , activated and régulates the stomach and the intestines and that finally it was ‘The Guardian Angel of health . Nice advertising hun!

– 18%’ of homes had at least one or a domestic or handmaid to full-time.

-In ‘1909’ , there were 230 killings reported in all ‘U.S.A’. ..

-‘ 95%’ of the taxes that we pay today did not exist in 1909 .

Courtesy of Serge Ferland


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