Monday, June 10, 2013

Walking a Mile in Your Parents (or Grandparents) Shoes

I recently posted about the typography of generations - meaning what their more colloquial names actually stand for, and what years each generation more or less covers. But sometimes even understanding their typography doesn't really tell someone a lot about what it was like to walk in their shoes. To that end, I offer the graphic below. It is basically a side by side comparison of life in Herkimer and Oneida Counties as one of three recent generations: the Silent Generation, the Baby Boom Generation, or Generation X. It covers just a few of their basic experiences in life from the standpoint of a twenty five year old member of each generation. Hopefully by comparing how they got to and from work, what it meant to call someone a veteran, or how much education they and their neighbors had you can see how life has changed for people over the years.

So walk a mile in a past generation's shoes and see how they fit...

 Herkimer County Generational Comparisons

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 Oneida County Generational Comparisons

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