A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 26, 2017
“100 years ago everyone had horses and only the rich had cars”

Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel columnist Alex Thien wrote on July 1, 1993:
   
“There was a time when only poor people had horses and only the rich had cars. And now only the poor people have cars and only the rich have horses.”
 
“100 years ago, most people rode horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has a car and you have to be rich to own a horse” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on December 20, 2015. “100 years ago everyone had horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has cars and only the rich have horses. Oh, how the stables have turned” was posted on Twitter on November 13, 2017.
 
The saying has been printed on several images.
   
       
1 July 1993, Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Ducks and sign get along swimmingly” by Alex Thien:
There was a time when only poor people had horses and only the rich had cars.
 
And now only the poor people have cars and only the rich have horses.
 
Twitter
paul ries‏
@paulries
In 1905 everyone had horses and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has a car/vehicle and only the rich have horses!!
4:37 PM - 20 Feb 2012
 
Twitter
Versace ghost‏
@thejordangoldie
Back in the day everyone had horses and only the rich had cars, now everyone has cars and only the rich have horses #ShowerThoughts
4:51 PM - 29 Apr 2012
     
Reddit—Shower Thoughts   
100 years ago, most people rode horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has a car and you have to be rich to own a horse.
submitted December 20, 2015 by SLy_McGillicudy
   
Twitter
Google Facts‏
@GoogleFacts
100 years ago, most people rode horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has a car and you have to be rich to own a horse.
4:20 PM - 15 Sep 2016
 
Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A century ago everyone had horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has cars and only the rich have horses.
submitted May 27, 2017 by KarthikBudha
 
Reddit—Shower Thoughts
100 Years ago everyone had horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone have cars but only the rich have horses.
submitted October 7, 2017 by NobleMarshmallow
 
Twitter
Rachel Iverson 🐍 Modern Medusa‏
@Rachelpedia
100 years ago everyone had horses and only the rich had cars. Now everyone has cars and only the rich have horses.
Oh, how the stables have turned.
10:32 PM - 13 Nov 2017 from Ventura, CA
     
Reddit—Jokes
100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars.
submitted November 16, 2017 by devilsdontsleep
Today everyone has a car and only the rich have horses.
Oh how the stables have turned.
 
Twitter
Richard Serkey‏
@aufrichtig40
A century ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars.
(by devilsdontsleep)
Today everyone has a car and only the rich have horses.
Oh how the stables have turned.
(by devilsdontsleep)
1:08 AM - 16 Nov 2017
 
Twitter
Dad Jokes‏
@Dadsaysjokes
100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars.
Today everyone has cars and only the rich have horses.
Oh how the stables have turned.
8:41 AM - 17 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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