What common sounds from 100 years ago are very rare or just plain don't exist anymore?

trogdorkiller (EST)

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malleus__maleficarum 757 757 0

The "AHOOGA!" sound that an old car horn used to make.

VoteLobster 100 100 0

I think my grandfather still has one of those horns.

foxnsocks 97 97 0

My dad has a ford model a(passed down from his grandpa to his dad and now to him) and when the weather is nice he takes it out for a spin. The car has a horn just like that and anytime he sees someone pointing and checking out the car he honks the horn. Instant smiles from anyone near by. I love that thing.

havebananas 12 12 0

Can we see a photo? That sounds really cool, does he do the maintenance himself?

ExPatBadger 1003 1003 0

"Extra extra, read all about it!"

GaryDo 145 145 0

I'm 25 and live in England, until quite late in my childhood street vendors could be heard yelling "City Final" at around 5pm when the days final edition hit the stands. Amazing that it can sound like a Victorian idea when it existed and was relevant until fairly recently.

Tinboy1 19 19 0

Yeah, never noticed when they stopped, but can't have been much more than 5 years or so ago that there was still an evening edition of the local paper being sold on the streets in my city.

alc0tt 230 230 0

Does anyone know what the "extra" means? I always wondered that. Like it's not extra if someone takes it, which is the main reason why it was made in the first place. Unless, the guy is saying that he has too many of these papers and now they're "extra". Even though he says this line from the beginning, so he obviously has a lot to hand out and they're not really "extra's" till the end. Wow I should not be this high this early.

chazzacct 817 817 0

Most papers were printed and distributed once a day. If something really big happened between editions they'd print an extra and get it out on the streets immediately.

porkchop_d_clown 223 223 0

Correction. Most papers were printed at least a few times per day - thus you would have the early and late editions.

PLEASE_TAG_ME 90 90 0

There can't have been that much going on though.

porkchop_d_clown 230 230 0

Why do we have news at both 6 and 11 PM?

It's true that people generally didn't buy every single edition, but the late editions often had a lot more content than the earlier ones.

I was a paper boy. I was the home-delivery kind, rather than the stand-on-the-corner kind, but even in the 1970s there were still two editions of the Philadelphia Bulletin each day - the one that printed early enough for us to deliver at home and the one that printed several hours later and was sold in stores.

jberd45 96 96 0

Back in the day, newspapers printed more than one paper a day. There would be a morning paper, then an afternoon paper, then an evening paper. If something newsworthy happened, like the sinking of the Titanic, newspapers would print out an extra edition with the scoop. This is the "extra" that newsboys were calling your attention to.

MrKieser 60 60 0

An "Extra" edition of the paper was printed if a big news story broke after the normal morning paper went to print. This "Extra" usually only contained the details of this one story rather than all the various stories in a normal morning newspaper.

jongideon 13 13 0

Sort of an update. A supplemental paper when big news was happening.

donny_darkloaf 9 9 0

When something big happened, newspapers published an Extra paper in supplement to the normal paper. The paperboys would yell this to tell ppl something big happened so they would buy the Extra paper.

bjt23 27 27 0

Psh I'm sure they abused that shit just as much as CNN abuses words like "important" and "news."

ironweaver 12 12 0

SRS answer: Probably not, due to the cost of doing it.

For cable news, slapping "important" on it costs... nothing. It's just a label they use to make people consider staying tuned in.

For a paper, printing an extra edition required getting the story, writing it, editing it, typesetting it, running the print on a very expensive large press, and then getting it out to your sellers. If the story wasn't really that compelling, no amount of shouting was going to sell enough papers to justify those costs.

Extra-Extra 38 38 0

Hey, what's up?

Dilligaff82 1023 1023 0

Steam locomotives. Railroads used to be everywhere, and they were powered by steam back in those days.

Edit: Yes, there are some places where they are still common. You just happen to live in an extraordinary area that probably has a scenic railroad. They used to be all over the country every day, in almost every town.

gjallard 266 266 0

Also a variation on that, the train whistle signalling an oncoming train.

this____is_bananas 354 354 0

I live about 2 blocks from the local train crossing. I still hear this at 4 in the goddamn morning. Every goddamn day.

arksien 165 165 0

I think he's specifically referring to a steam whistle though, what you're hearing is an air horn, which I honestly find to be way more obnoxious.

NuYawker 139 139 0

Well then it's doing its job. You want to notice a couple million tons barreling toward you at 60 mph.

xaxistech 181 181 0

I'd rather get hit by a train in peace than have to deal with that damn horn for another day

slinkman44 36 36 0

I feel your pain. I have always lived in rural "railroad" towns. That whistle becomes a corner stone of my night.

VikingHedgehog 31 31 0

Grew up next to a crossing. When I first moved away I had trouble sleeping at night. I was so used to the noise the quiet was unsettling. Moved back to an area with trains and had to adjust again. You just get used to it.

Related, my high school was next to an airport. We were all so used to stopping our conversations and picking up where we left off, we never even realized we did it. Then a foreign exchange student pointed it out to us. Just gets ingrained in your system after long enough.

vDeviize 10 10 0

i know the feeling we stil have them in wales and although i love the sound of them the whistle can get annoying :P

Dilligaff82 21 21 0

The first railroad I worked at had a 1951 Alco RS1 that had a whistle on it. I miss running that thing.

whasupjohn 378 378 0

The crack of a whip from a stagecoach driver.

LapidistCubed 1557 1557 0

Horse carriage accidents because drivers were too distracted by their newspapers.

prplx 1910 1910 0

Actually... My great grandfather was a farmer and went to the market evey week to sell his products and get drunk with his buddies. He would sleep in his carriage all the way back, as his horse knew the route and just brought him back safely home.

SlappyMcGoo 265 265 0

This works with donkeys too.

According to my grandfather, a common joke during a big night out was to switch the donkeys around because the guys knew their carts so well, as opposed to knowing the donkeys.

The drunks would then come out, unleash the donkeys, get in the back, go to sleep, and then wake up at some other fuckers house.

ChillCandy 21 21 0

Classic SlappyMcGramps

Timtankard 1 1 0

'Oh ho Eustace! I have achieved ribaldry nonpareil! Three donkeys and their hansoms I've switched, and shenanigans shalt assuredly ensue!'

LapidistCubed 972 972 0

That killed my joke but was really cool to hear actually.

prplx 266 266 0

RIP joke. I enjoyed it actually.

Vultergyst 233 233 0

Man, this whole comment chain is so motherfucking polite. Have a nice day, everybody.

torasutoakai 27 27 0

you too, buddy.

jchef1 52 52 0

I love you all. Have a nice day!

SuperWizard68 9 9 0

Are we all canadian here or something?

CardMechanic 264 264 0

His horse was named GoogleCar

froggienet 85 85 0

I think it was GoogleHorse.

emerson7x 9 9 0

...or GoogleCart

ChairMeister 50 50 0

As always technology goes full circle. Take note Google Cars.

bluesydinosaur 151 151 0

Wow. Autopilot was invented before airplanes

THE_GR8_MIKE 118 118 0

Holy shit, that's like driverless cars of the past.

Brawldud 148 148 0

The takeaway message, I guess, is "Transportation is safer when your vehicle is sentient".

If google is paying attention, I'm incredibly excited for cars in the future.

_chadwell_ 57 57 0

Google is always paying attention...

Vio_ 39 39 0

It's also safer when you're only going about 5-10 mph.

pilgrim514 16 16 0

In Plains, Montana, the little local bar has a hitching rail for horses. The customers can get drunk as skunks, then let their horses carry them safely home. This plan can only go wrong if you happen to get on the wrong horse, thus ending up in someone else's bedroom (or vice versa).

wuroh7 232 232 0

I really hope they had overly dramatic PSA's about the dangers of reading and driving

LapidistCubed 209 209 0

They did. In fact, a lot of the accidents were caused by drivers reading that very article while driving their carriage. Tragic, really.

wuroh7 123 123 0

See this is why I only hire illiterate drivers. If they can't read, they can't be distracted!

Edit: Extra word extraction

LapidistCubed 63 63 0

You must have been good at owning slaves.

TheGrumpiestTaco 24 24 0

And he still is.

niknik2121 35 35 0

Only the best!

prplx 686 686 0

The Cubs fan cheering after a World Series win.

pglynn646 56 56 0

Pretty soon no one on earth will have been alive the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Just let that sink in.

LOHare 27 27 0

Shots fired. From bolt action rifles.

Yodelling_Cyclist 575 575 0

The sound of shaking fingers unlacing a whale bone corset.

dmcnelly 280 280 0

That actually made me a little turgid.

Why-Have-I-Bonered 357 357 0
buildabeast 90 90 0

I bonered for thee

EvilCheesecake 49 49 0

Two boners diverged in a yellow wood

And I

I took the one less travelled by.

theambulo 1136 1136 0

The sound of Bostonians drowning in molasses.

robpro 398 398 0

Too soon

niknik2121 335 335 0

Too slow

LaoQiXian 205 205 0

Too sticky

bankaijutsu 80 80 0

All these describe my sex life

tehjoshers 222 222 0

2 FURIOUS

silentfool13 85 85 0

Wikipedia

"The collapse unleashed a wave of molasses 25 feet (7.6 m) high at its peak, moving at 35 miles per hour (56 km/h)."

Awkward-Squirrel 38 38 0

What a way to go. Crushed by a 25 feet high wave of gooey molasses. That's the way I want to go. People would talk about my strange death for years. i can picture it now:

Man 1: Hey, do you remember that Awkward Squirrel?

Man 2: You mean the one that was crushed by a molasses tsunami?

Man 1" Yup.

Glorious!

downvotemagnetar 22 22 0

Actually it was pretty sudden and went 35 mph.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster

limbodog 1021 1021 0

Buffalo herds used to shake the earth.

*Edit: it's been pointed out to me that the buffalo were nearly extinct by this point already.

-Crawfish- 234 234 0

This reminds me of that picture with thousands of buffalo skulls piled up :(

Edit: Link to the picture provided by /u/aspartam

Caption for the picture: "A product of U.S. Army-sanctioned mass slaughter of American bison in the 1800s, these bison skulls are waiting to be ground for fertilizer, most likely in the American midwest. The slaughter was so effective that the population of bison in the U.S. is estimated to have dropped from around 60 million in 1800 to as few as 750 in 1890."

Stones25 77 77 0

Ah, Regina. The city that rhymes with fun.

myrealnamewastakn 22 22 0

Mulva?

SaladFury 53 53 0

The City I live in Used to be known as "Pile of bones" because there was so many buffalo bones lying around

northern_redditor 24 24 0

Hello Regina

SaladFury 20 20 0

Hello

DaAvalon 10 10 0

Could you please give me a quick explanation to what exactly happened? Never heard about this before.

Stingerbrg 69 69 0

White dudes killed the buffalo.

claytonsprinkles 23 23 0

Addendum: White dudes killed the buffalo in order to starve the natives who relied upon them for survival.

recoilboobs 19 19 0

They were slaughtered as part of a U.S. Government Policy to rid the plains of the main food source of the tribes that lived there.

Poem_for_your_sprog 796 796 0

My grandpa said his father swore
There walked a mighty herd before
'So full and free, for what it's worth,
Its coming rocked and shook the earth!'

In awe, I pondered at his words -
The thought of roving, roaming herds
So full of life that where they'd go
Their hoof-steps stirred the ground below.

I looked around, from left to right...
And saw no bird or beast in sight.
'Where are they all?' at last, I said -
He sadly smiled, and shook his head.

Realinternetpoints 88 88 0

You did not just make that up did you?

CleansingFlame 320 320 0

Ol' Sproggy here is our resident Poet Laureate. You'll see her quite a bit if you stick around.

-Uprising- 187 187 0

TIL: Sproggy is a woman.

metans 99 99 0

TIL people call her sproggy

Emay75 16 16 0

You should hear the one about the cock sock

The_Horse_Yeller 42 42 0

Cuz all the buffalo are dead!

Geez PFYS, finish one of your own poems for once.

Noromaeraouy 31 31 0

Buffalo were already mostly gone by 1914.There were just 750 left by 1890.

AndrewL78 22 22 0

Not in 1914.

challam 207 207 0

I'm 72 and remember sounds I don't hear anymore (which doesn't mean they don't still exist somewhere): push lawnmowers; private planes doing aerobatics over farmland; meadowlarks; car and truck starters turning over and over; loose, scary dogs barking in the streets (no leash laws); squeaky brakes on buses and trucks; NO MUSIC in businesses; no phones ringing in purses and pockets; marching bands in parade on every possible holiday.

digitalgrove 1 1 0

This was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

always_creative 231 231 0

A mechanical cash register. They're just a novelty item now.

Edit: For anyone not sure what I mean, its this: http://lowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/43/main/52/131819.jpg

Hu99 147 147 0

And yet we still make the "Cha-ching" sound when talking about getting money.

BigDamnHead 72 72 0

Most registers I have ever worked with still make the kaching sound. It lets other employees know when the drawer is opened. It keeps customers and employees from stealing, or at least reduces it.

Bones_MD 14 14 0

The tills I work with now just make the "woosh clang" sound of it opening and hitting the brake block.

endlessrepeat 33 33 0

Ain't about the
(uh) cha-ching, cha-ching

nifara 959 959 0

ITT: people who have no idea when 100 years ago was.

niknik2121 855 855 0

Anywhere between 1814-1993.

Jps1023 297 297 0

Do you remember payphones? Like 100 years ago. Seriously.

ActionKbob 110 110 0

Tomagachi's were the tits. #justhundredyearagothings

Bogert 78 78 0

And "Too soon" jokes

thatsa-BINGO 128 128 0

A factory whistle letting its workers know the start/end of their shift.

SignorSarcasm 57 57 0

Yabadaba dooo!

cjbrigol 79 79 0

Because now our shifts are just endless... Murica

allenwork 127 127 0

Lamp lighters "The lamp lighters are at work, it's Christmas eve for certain."

BowmanTheShowman 98 98 0

Not a whole lot of backfire from vehicles anymore. I miss the days when I thought I was being shot at, only to see someone riding my in their jalopy.

Oh, Jughead.

OkamiKnuX 67 67 0

Knife sharpeners.. They used to ride around on bikes playing a flute. People would come out of their homes and he'd sharpen their kitchenware.

fdelgado4 46 46 0

I kid you not, a knife sharpener still passes in front of my house every once in a while. This is in Mexico. You can hear his flute blocks away.

Leothir 11 11 0

When I moved to Venezuela 5 years ago it took me 3 years to understand what it was

theo_sontag 9 9 0
HeadFullOfLightning 2170 2170 0

Your great grandmother sexually climaxing.

uhdust 113 113 0

He said that's rare now

nickrox99 651 651 0

I don't know, it sounds pretty similar to your mom

VirtualPickleTickle 158 158 0

You have to know what your great-grandmother climaxing sounds like to make that comparison.

mods_ban_honesty 186 186 0

lucky i have a phonograph recording

VirtualPickleTickle 77 77 0

Phonographs! Now there's an obsolete sound.

HOMERS_DONUT 106 106 0

I looked it up and it's a trumpet connected to a box. Where's the touch screen? How does it fit in my pocket?

DakotaTF 68 68 0

It's not meant to go in your pocket. It's meant to go up the rectum.

LordofShit 47 47 0

Instructions unclear, Phonograph playing records on my coffee table.

trogdorkiller 121 121 0

I have never heard her climax, but I have seen my great grandmother fully nude coming out of the shower before. It was quite a sight, in a bad way.

topsov 60 60 0

My grandfather was born in 1880. For reference, I am 19. He was a randy old fella. *edit I don't know my own bloody age.

MartinSchou 36 36 0

I feel sorry for either you, your father or both of you.

Learning how to get to the toilet before you have an accident can't be easy - especially when you have to teach it to your child as well.

HanSoloz 22 22 0

Telegraph

TenNinetythree 124 124 0

The sound when someone is churning butter.

dawgcheese 111 111 0

I could think of some similar sounds from the bedroom

this____is_bananas 36 36 0

Sloppy seconds anyone?

dawgcheese 42 42 0

That made my stomach churn

JordanSM 31 31 0

You butter shut up with your sounds

dawgcheese 36 36 0

My sex life is legendairy

severelymisinformed 7 7 0

Mine is marginal

LapidistCubed 482 482 0

The sound of unsinkable ship's hulls being decimated due to an unseen iceberg.

allthedebt 311 311 0

That was 102 years ago, bub.

LapidistCubed 438 438 0

I'm only human

Pikalika 199 199 0

Or are you dancers?

cheesemarq 79 79 0
boccelino 26 26 0

I wonder what sound that server made just before it burst into flames.

Face_Roll 78 78 0

Poor kids who made a living selling newspapers would perform complex song and dance numbers on the streets of major cities...

SweetNeo85 28 28 0

Well at least one of them grew up to be Batman.

JakeistheSnake 9 9 0

WE'LL ALL BE OUT THERE, CARRYING THE BANNER

notunlikecheckers 175 175 0

The sound of the "dial-crier" as he vocalized modem sounds, then hand delivered your packets down the lane, back and forth, into the wee hours.

virinix 54 54 0

The dial-crier often visited various bulletin boards throughout the city to retrieve messages posted for you, and often the boards had collections of drawn pictures of women often showing an entire leg.

clean_philtrum 31 31 0
platysaur 17 17 0

I don't know about you, but if the intro to Frozen isn't a work song I don't know what is.

FrogLevel 41 41 0

The sound of an American Chestnut tree blowing in the wind.

howard_dean_YEARGH 26 26 0

They still exist in Wisconsin. There is a large-ish grove planted near Lacrosse that survived the blight.

SMTRodent 26 26 0

The sound of coal being shovelled up into a coal skuttle.

PoppinYourAsshole 122 122 0

The soft thrum of an onion bouncing across your leg. Back then I tied an onion on my belt, that was the style at the time.

Caserim 45 45 0

But they didn't have green onions because of the war. They only had the biiiiiiig yellow ones!

WIENS21 31 31 0

Which in those days were called yellow fatty beans!

Caserim 13 13 0

Back in those days nickels had pictures of bees on 'em! Give me give bees for a quarter you'd say.

-Crawfish- 83 83 0

Old style radio performances like plays or stories. We still have radio, but there aren't really full length shows anymore.

trogdorkiller 106 106 0

Podcasts, son. Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Night Vale.

iNyano 12 12 0

RT Podcast if you're into comedy.

Note: Roster Teeth, not Rotten Tomatoes

ABgraphics 38 38 0

"Prairie Home Companion" still does radio drama/comedy. It's a fantastic thing to listen to on a hot saturday.

PocketWocket 28 28 0

Doesn't UK radio still do dramas? My only source for this at the moment is that they always seem to mention it on Top Gear.

GaryDo 29 29 0

Yep, radio is a much bigger thing in the UK and there are dozens of radio plays in any given week. Commercial radio is pretty similar to what I've heard of US radio but the BBC runs several stations some of which put on comedy, drama and serialised book adaptations.

Many tv comedy programs start as radio shows in the UK because it's a very cheap way of making a pilot series and gauging public response. "That Mitchell and Webb Look" started life as "That Mitchell and Webb Sound" and in fact they are still putting out series of the radio version. The Flight of the Conchords HBO show is essentially an adaptation of a BBC radio show they made earlier.

That Mitchell and Webb Sound Welcome to Hufflepuff: http://youtu.be/fXF4JuA6tcg.

FOTC BBC radio series - Ep 1 part 1: http://youtu.be/rJI_ypXka58

captain_reddit_ 22 22 0

Look up "This American Life" from NPR

entsworth 35 35 0

Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

LearningLifeAsIGo 57 57 0

Scratchy records.

Tinboy1 43 43 0

There's probably far more people listening to vinyl now than 100 years ago lol,

Edit, said vinyl when I just meant records in general, still think the point stands

cannotorwillnot 20 20 0

Since it wasn't actually vinyl 100 years ago.

ArrenPawk 42 42 0

On that note, that "SKRRRIK" sound effect of a record being stopped that's commonly used to indicate something is wrong or off-kilter in a commercial or TV show. It definitely still exists, but I'd be willing to bet a good portion of this generation probably has no idea what that sound actually is.

Awoawesome 31 31 0

It's a pretty common trope for DJs to spin records so I'm sure younger kids still know where the sound comes from.

ChevanBLZ 12 12 0

morse code

Kevtotheoh 36 36 0

That really nasal-ey announcer voice.

trogdorkiller 60 60 0

Go watch Avatar: The Legend of Korra for all your nasal announcer needs.

Except4TheMongols 22 22 0

I've seen dozens of posts about it lately. Legend of Korra. So hot right now

thiney49 9 9 0

Also, Korra - So hot right now.

landonb98 14 14 0

Are you talking about people with transatlantic accents?

MikefromStockton 27 27 0

Milkman making deliveries

cuppajoe123 71 71 0

which, incidentally, was followed by sounds of your great grandmother climaxing.

trashlikeyourmom 232 232 0

An actual bell ringing telephone.

beerdude26 51 51 0

Oh man and the sound of dialing a rotary telephone, I fucking LOVE that sound, every time there's a flea market I look for toy rotary phones because they're fucking awesome

ultrachronic 121 121 0

That's more like 30 years

trashlikeyourmom 110 110 0

I'm sure they were around 100 years ago too.

TheScamr 39 39 0

People in the United States waking up to the cocks crow. I went on vacation to Africa and those fuckers had me up at like 0445. Even worse than songbirds in the United States.

Edit from a comment I made below: The vast majority of people in the USA don't wake up to roosters Even if there are a millon people who wake up to roosters in US there are about over 3 Hundred Million more that do not. So that would be less than .3%

Your personal story is "very rare" and falls within the confines OP question.

TampopoCat 36 36 0

I go to college in Worcester there's legit a rooster that wakes me up every fucking morning and I don't know where the fuck it's coming from because we're in the middle of the fucking city but fuck that fucking rooster.

flopus 49 49 0

Go to a predominantly Muslim country. You'll wish roosters were all you were hearing.

HinduBeef 15 15 0

They even have the muezzin call if they are a minority.

Nicekicksbro 9 9 0

Hey, they're very efficient ok. Plus you can eat them

trillOG_orphanface 202 202 0

The sound of two people debating an objective fact, trying to arrive at who is right and who is wrong. Now if a dispute comes up one party can simply google the answer, and it's finished there.

whocareswhatever 309 309 0

Also debates were longer because they didn't have Hitler to reference yet.

arksien 233 233 0

"Literally Bismark" just doesn't have the same ring or weight to it.

blore40 59 59 0

"You Hun!" works? How about "What a Genghiz!"

Awoawesome 45 45 0

Literally Attila

Salticido 74 74 0

Something similar happened to me the other day, but after googling, the argument didn't end.

I said that women who have kids after 35 or so have a higher risk of birth defects in their babies, particularly Down Syndrome. He said, "That's not true. I majored in biology and studied genetics. I'd know all about that." He also said something about how Down Syndrome is trisomy as if that explained why it wouldn't be the case. And I said, "Well I majored in psychology, which means I had to learn about human development, so I would also know." He made it out like his biology was superior, which was fine, so I said, "I'll google it then." He immediately started putting his fingers all over my phone so I couldn't google it. Like he was terrified he might be wrong after he put all that ego on the table. But I googled it. It said, "In some ways, this is untrue. Women over 35 are less likely to have babies with facial defects." So my friend goes, "HA, I'm right. End of story." But there was more so I kept reading, "However, they are more likely to have babies with chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome." And then he got quiet.

I was willing to call it a tie, since I didn't know that some birth defects were less likely. But suddenly he goes, "So I was right, Down Syndrome is more likely with older mothers." I go, "What? I said that. You said that wasn't true because trisomy or whatever." He kept trying to say we said the opposite of what we actually said but I knew who said what, so I just laughed in his face as he desperately tried to keep the argument going with his dead serious face. He's almost a good actor.

CaptBawb 55 55 0

I recall an article that attempts to explain this argument tactic. Essentially, people developed arguing not as a rational process to arrive at a more complete understanding, but rather a means of asserting control and dominance of the group.

You mentioned Psychology, so I figured you might be interested.

DangerChips 10 10 0

It's the "I need to always be right no matter what so I'll do whatever it takes including but not limited to; Gaslighting, Extortion, some emotional trick I learned while browsing reddit, and that one failed attempt at reading all the way through The 7 Habbits of Highly Effective people just so I can still be the top dog in this relationship because god forbid I ever take a cold hard look at myself in the mirror and realize that my biggest fear of being shallow and unliked might actually be true." Syndrome.

blore40 15 15 0

Is he dead yet?

andrez123100 64 64 0

The wheels tumbling on a horse drawn carriage. Other than movies you'll almost never see it in real life.

Bearrison_Ford 76 76 0

Many major cities have horse draw carriages that work the same way as taxis. Very common here in Chicago and I've seen them in New York and Ontario as well.

zaphod_85 20 20 0

Yup, we've got them in St. Louis too.

fishtaco567 17 17 0

Just live near an Amish community, you'll see it daily.

gnualmafuerte 9 9 0

You mean like this

I hear that every day, they're called "cartoneros", they make a living recycling cardboard and other stuff, and apparently horses are still cheaper than a beat-up car.

SinghAkash101 120 120 0

That glorious sound of shit being tossed out the window and onto the streets.

via: reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2buz8g/what_common_sounds_from_100_years_ago_are_very/