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This Is Who We Were: In The 1910s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 1910s


Section One: Profiles

Russian American Steelworker in 1910

Medical Education Reformer in 1910

Ohio Inventor in 1911

Filmmaker and Inventor in 1911

High School Football Player in 1911

Hand-Cigar Maker in 1912

Engineer for a Textile Manufacturing Company in 1913

Retired Automobile Company Executive in 1913

Young Swedish Immigrant in 1913

Professional Golfer in 1913

Young Singer of Spirituals in 1913

Aspiring Young Tennis Player in 1914

Chief Surgeon and Scion of the Virginia Aristocracy in 1915

African American U.S. Army Major in 1916

Teacher and Americanization Advocate in 1916

Star of the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1916

Farm Family’s First High-School Student in 1916

Creator of the Campbell Kids in 1917

Civilian Relief Worker in War-Torn France in 1918

Polish War Refugee in 1918

Young Popular Song Composer in 1918

First-Generation Russian American Millworker in 1919

Dress Manufacturing Company Owner in 1919

Heiress and Minister’s Wife in 1919

Non-Commissioned Officer Serving in Russia in 1919

Wartime Secretary for the YMCA in France in 1919

African American Entrepreneur in 1919

Home Builder for Out-of-Town Teachers in 1919

Section Two: Historical Snapshots

Early 1910s

Mid 1910s

Late 1910s

Section Three: Economy of the Times

Consumer Expeditures

Annual Income

Selected Prices

Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2013

Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To

Section Five: Census Data

State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1910, 1920 and 2010

United States Summary

Chapter I: Color or Race, Nativity and Parentage

Chapter II: Sex Distribution

Chapter III: Age Distribution

Chapter IV: Marital Condition

Chapter V: State of Birth of the Native Population

Chapter VI: Country of Birth of the Foreign-Born Population

Chapter VII: Year of Immigration of the Foreign-Born Population

Chapter VIII: Citizenship of the Foreign-Born Population

Chapter IX: Country of Origin of the Foreign White Stock

Chapter X: Mother Tongue of the Foreign-Born White Population

Chapter XI: School Attendance

Chapter XII: Illiteracy

Chapter XIII: Inabilty to Speak English

Chapter XIV: Dwellings and Families

Chapter XV: Ownership of Homes