The cartoonist of the future wouldn't have to lift a finger, thanks to tomorrow's wonderful machines. At least that was the idea behind this 1923 cartoon by H.T. Webster.
Americans of the 1920s saw a tremendous explosion in residential electricity adoption. At the start of the decade just 35 percent of Americans had electricity in their homes. By the end of the decade, it was nearly 70 percent — 85 percent if you only counted Americans in cities.