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36 Everyday Things From The Early 1900s vs How They Look Today

Updated August 2, 2021 572.6k views36 items

In the last century, technology and consumer products have changed drastically. Modern-day conveniences like computers were barely even a thought, and everyday technologies like washing machines and traffic lights are hardly recognizable when compared with their 21st-century counterparts.The photos below, which compare modern objects, places, and technology with those of the past, shed some light on the progress of the last century.

Considering what everyday objects looked like in the past helps us understand how we've developed as a society and how appreciative we should be of today's conveniences – we can even track this change and anticipate the evolution of the future. Peruse the photos below and marvel at our past, present, and potential future.