God shit like this makes me absolutely rabid for modernity. It used to take year-round work, eight hours a day, to keep even a smallish household in two suits of decent clothes. Fuck nostalgia for the distant past. Fuck nostalgia for, like, three decades ago. Technology is awesome, and industrialization rules.
#history #yes this #proud citizen of The Future #around the time I first read the linked post I went to a grocery store #and bought two kilograms of salt for eleven minutes’ wages #and I took a moment to appreciate how wondrous that is #(it was even iodised!)