Wednesday, 19 February 2014

In the year 2000

Back in France in 1899, people wondered what life would be like in the year 2000. And so, over the course of several years, sets of postcards were produced by artists such as Jean-Marc Côté bearing their artistic predictions. The first series of these pictures was produced in 1899 for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. There are at least 87 cards in existence. Here is a good selection.

They didn't quite get it right as you'll see. And some are just downright baffling. Enjoy!



1 comment:

  1. interesting to note that none of them thought fashion would evolve :)