And This is All My Pay (1947)
Here is an electric bill from April 1947. The customer used 190 kilowatt hours, which is about ⅓ the electricity that the average residential customer uses today. At $5.96, the bill may seem cheap, but it doesn’t compare to this one from 1897!
Most interesting is this little poem by Reddy Kilowatt, who appears to be stepping out of an electrical outlet:
One full month I’ve labored
And this is all my pay
Divide this sum by thirty—
See how cheap I worked each day.
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