Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

At midnight on January 1, 1908, a ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time ever at Times Square.

We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy!

Wages

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. It will be 30 more years before there would be such a thing as the minimum wage.

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

5 Patriotic Independence Day Quotes

Who wants some patriotic quotes to share on Independence Day? Here are five I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them!

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

“The essence of America is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” – Condoleezza Rice read more

1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 3

In Lightning on the Levee, Molly B O’Connor was abducted in 1908 while out for an afternoon walk with her friends. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE.

Be sure and read “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”, where I talk about the Edwardian period and La Belle Epoque, and Molly B’s typical clothing choices for daytime wear. read more

1908 Ladies’ Edwardian Clothing Fashions – Part 2

In Lightning on the Levee, it was 1908 when Molly B O’Connor was abducted while out for an afternoon walk with her friends. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE.

I talked about the other clothing choices that were important to her, and to her friends in 1908 here: “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”. But that’s not all – I promised you more! So here in “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 2”, we’ll talk about what an Edwardian or La Belle Epoque woman went through just to get ready for her day. read more

7 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

Who wants to share some beautiful quotes on Mother’s Day? Here are seven I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them with your mother, and all the other mothers in your life.

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac read more