A lot can happen in a century. As trends and ideas have gone in various directions over the past 10 decades, so has culture, language, and fashion. The ways we carry out seemingly daily tasks have adapted to new technologies and innovations as well.
Whether gadgets around the house, things to purchase in a store, or even basic transportation, items that date back from 100 years ago stand as a reminder of how different things were for our predecessors. They may also cause a person to reflect on how strikingly similar an item can remain. Here is a look at a few common household items from the 1920s alongside its contemporary counterpart. In some cases, the similarities can be surprising.