Different Times

1927

1957

2007

Model T Ford

57 Chevy

SUV

Silent B&W Movie

Color & Sound Movie

IMAX 3D

Record Player

Hi-Fi Stereo

MP3 Player

Radio

B&W Tube TV

LCD HDTV

Bi-plane

DC3

747

Adding Machine

Mainframe Computer

PC

Each time period has characteristic music {20's Jazz, 50's Rock, 90's Rap}

We see in different time periods different slang and dress codes,
but many things are the same
.

If a person were to go back to the 20's, the jazz age, they would find that there are grocery stores, electric lights, motorcars, filling stations, restaurants, and many "modern conveniences" like a washing machine, hot water shower, and electricity. The ROAR of the roaring 20's was produced by the automobile.

In fact, prior to the 20's there were few cars on the road, horses used to be common on city streets.

There are a few substitutions to make, instead of TV you have a radio for news, instead of air cond, a fan. Instead of internet to get instant information about foreign countries there was short wave radio. Most people went to state fairs and vaudeville for entertainment. The car was just starting and there were few roads. For long trips a train instead of a plane. Although air travel was available it was expensive. Movie theaters had air cond, but it was too expensive for common people.

Vacuum cleaners made life easier in the 20's. Many people still had an icebox, but most were buying a refrigerator. Clothes dryers were avalable, but the microwave had not been invented yet, still the adjustment to living in the 1920's is very small.

The adjustments to living in the 1950's are even less. The 50's had TVs, movies, highways, motels, jet planes, and even computers (mainframes), but medicine was a bit primitive.

Instead of a video game, you had a pin ball machine, and a walkie-talkie instead of a cell phone, few people had or could afford a car phone (doctors). There were few TV channels {ABC, NBC, CBS} but color TV began to appear in the 50's. Even instant color photography was avalable - Polaroid.

The trip to the supermarket was not too different than now, most major brands were around then like Coca Cola, Kelloggs Cornflakes, Hershey Chocolate, etc. In this pre-internet era people would read the paper for local news and events.

In contrast if you were to live in the 1700's there is no electricity, running water, public transportation, etc.

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