The 1930s are known as the golden era of the radio. It became popular in many homes and was the main source of entertainment. There was one station, one type of music, and only certain hours for broadcasting. Slightly different than what we have today.
Just think of it, the radio was all people had and the thought of anything more advanced, like the t..v. for example, was a far dream. The modern radio (which is not commonly used due to the fact that everyone today has a smartphone that doubles as a radio) is a small device that can fit into the palm of your hand, the stations are numerous, and it plays 24/7.
This next one is going to be a little hard to digest, and if there is one reason for being thankful for not being born before modern devices kicked in, it has to be this. So, basically, the toilets back then were for one use and one use only. To say the least, they were not the most comfortable place to be in, and as soon as you were in, all you wanted to do is get out.
Today, modern toilet rooms have turned into the most popular room in the house. Toilet seats can be found heated, round, squared, attached to the floor or the wall, they come in a variety of colors, and, let's face it, it's the quietest and calmest space in the house.
At the beginning of the 20th century, only 20% of the population owned a toothbrush. The ones available were made of wood and with hard bristles. Now, we are not saying that people didn't brush their teeth (even the cavepeople used to brush), however, they used to use other techniques, and the common way of brushing was preserved for the second half of the 1900s.
And today? Today the variety is endless. There are the standard brushes that have soft, medium, or hard bristles, and there are the electric ones that have turned into another merchandise device. It can be found with all of the latest Disney characters, and even a family set kit with one engine and a tooth-head for each member.
You say baseball player at the beginning of the 20th century, you say Babe Ruth. So, what were the main differences between the players back then to the ones of today? The uniform especially. And the size. The players of today are much bigger (and fitter) in size than they used to be apparently.
There was no need to show off a six-pack or extra developed biceps for the matter. And saying that, some things don't change and never will. Baseball players have always been and always will be mega superstars, worshipped by all, and serve the pride and joy of nations.
Back at the beginning of the last century, if you worked the land, you worked really hard (not that things are different and farmers even today have it very tough. The farm tractors were maybe as big as they are today but they didn't do half of what they are capable of these days.
The farmer pretty much had to do all the work while the tractor followed behind. And today, if you can operate a car, then you can probably operate a farm tractor. It really doesn't take much more than turning on the switch and keeping the lines straight.