Things Familiar

Listed below are some things from the past that were quite familiar to people at the turn of the 20th century.

  • French Fries - 1700s by Thomas Jefferson
  • Bicycles - 1790
  • Graham Crackers - 1829
  • Lawn mowers - 1830
  • Chewing gum - 1848
  • Sewing Machines - 1851
  • Elevators - 1853
  • Dynamite - 1866
  • Cracker Jacks - 1872
  • Mail Order Catalogs - 1872
  • Ketchup - 1876
  • Telephones - 1876
  • Toilet Paper - 1880
  • Coca Cola by John Pemberton - 1886
  • Basketball - 1891
  • Fig Newtons - 1891
  • Zipper - 1893
  • Flashlights - 1898
  • Rubber soled shoes - late 1800s
  • Crayola Crayons in only blue, brown, black, green, orange, red and yellow - 1903
  • Pepsi Cola by Caleb Bradham - 1903
  • Teddy Bears - 1902
  • Pizza - 1905
  • Popsicle - 1905 by an 11 year old boy.
  • Bubble Gum - 1906
  • Cornflakes - 1906 by William Kellog
  • Model “T” Automobile - 1908