The world in 1908

It isn’t every day that someone turns 100…

Today, a fine gentleman in England, Jack, (who is also Jan’s grandfather) has reached this amazing mile marker.

Here are a few images of what things looked like in 1908 when Jack was born:

Londons Olympic Games 1908

London's Olympic Games 1908

Calendar from 1908, It looks like Jack was born on a Tuesday...

Calendar from 1908, It looks like Jack was born on a Tuesday...

Model T Ford Ad in 1898

Model T Ford Ad in 1908

Indian Head Gold Coin 1908

Indian Head Gold Coin 1908

Early Motorcycle? 1908

Early Motorcycle? 1908

Coke ad 1908

Coke ad 1908

1908 England Map

1908 England Map

Trafalgar Square, England

Trafalgar Square, England

What people dressed like in 1908

What people dressed like in 1908

Happy Birthday from the States!!!!

Happy Birthday from the States!!!!

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5 Responses

  1. So fun! I loved these images. The bowler hats were especially nifty, don’t you think. They all looked so dapper.

  2. […] celebration. He had some wonderful birthday wishes from blogger friends – thank you! CuriousC and Tina also did special blog posts for grandad – both were so thoughtful and lovely – do take a look. Thank […]

  3. […] Chick also did a wonderful special celebratory post for Grandad – it’s is so worth a look. Thank you, Tina. I love all the images of life around the time […]

  4. Tina,

    This is just such a beautiful post – thank you so much. I feel tearful.

    We had a most wonderful day – I got back just half an hour ago. He received a beautiful card from HRH Queen Elizabeth 2nd, had his photo taken with the local Lord Mayor – and we had a wonderful tea party. He was in excellent spirits and really enjoyed it all.

    All the kind thoughts and wishes from you all have meant so very much to us both. Thank you again.

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