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Women's Fashions in 1908

Women's Fashions in 1908

Americans continued to see changes as the beginning of the 20th century marched on.  In 1908, five years after the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians opened:

— Life expectancy was 49.5  years for men and 52.8 years for women.

— Wilbur Wright flew a sustained 2 hours and 20 minutes.

— Henry Ford produced his first Model T.

— New baseball regulations ruled that spitballs were illegal.

— The first successful blood transfusion using blood-typing took place.

— The comic strip Mutt and Jeff was syndicated by King Features.

A man could go on an 80-day cruise to the Orient for $300, buy a cigar for a nickel, or purchase a two-jointed, double cork grip fishing pole for $1.29. His wife could buy White Lily face whitener for $.45, bake bread with flour costing $2.65 for a 98-pound bag, and enjoy strawberries for $.15 a basket.

Mutt and Jeff

Mutt and Jeff

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