Modern kitchen with all of the "bells and whistles" in the early 1900s
What do we expect a home improvement to be in the early 21st century? Granite counters, wireless surround sound, open floor plan, self closing toilet seats, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, smart thermostats and doorbells? Sure and a few more.
However, 100 years ago in the early 20th Century, there were modern improvements in our homes and our communities that none of us ever saw. Life and things that were important to our great great and great grandparents and grandparents were different then. Some of these "new concepts" were big news once. Not everyone had a grocery store on the next corner for their food. Take a look at these!
100 years ago the new things at that time can seem foreign to us today.
Camping out in 1918.This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm.It's dinner! No microwave TV dinner. Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing. Most still had the old ice boxes.