Weird History 40+ Everyday Things from the Early 1900s vs How They Look Today  

Jordan Love
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A lot of things have changed in the last century or so. Everyday conveniences like computers were barely even a thought 100 years ago and normal things like toothbrushes and traffic lights looked very different back then. It can be hard to imagine what everyday things looked like in the 1900s, but the photos below, comparing modern objects, places, and technology with those from the past, shed some light on the changes that have been made over the 20th century and into the 21st.

Unsurprisingly, anything that has to do with technology has changed drastically in the past 100 years, and even in just the past decades. More surprising is how mundane objects like milk cartoons and baseball gloves have changed. Some historical photos of everyday objects look completely unreal to modern eyes. Of course, some things have stayed the same. The average fork in 2016 is pretty much the same as your typical 1926 fork.

Considering what everyday things looked like in history is important and interesting. Seeing how far we've cme and all the things that have changed can make us more appreciative of the things we have today - and the changes that await us in the future. Will we ever get flying cars? Maybe! But in the meantime, peruse these old photos of everyday objects and look into the past.

Condoms


Condoms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Everyday Things from the Early 1900s vs How They Look Today
Photo:  Wiki Commons/Wiki Commons

Shower


Shower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Everyday Things from the Early 1900s vs How They Look Today
Photo: Public Domain/Steam Showers Inc.

A Playground


A Playground is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Everyday Things from the Early 1900s vs How They Look Today
Photo:  Library of Congress/Wiki Commons

Football Helmet


Football Helmet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Everyday Things from the Early 1900s vs How They Look Today
Photo:  Wiki Commons/Wiki Commons