While reading some online articles, I came across a set of postcard illustrations depicting the future of humanity’s day-to-day life. Some of these early 1900’s postcards are from Germany, created as a campaign for the Hildebrand chocolate factory, while the rest are created by French artists to be presented at The Great Exhibition of 1900.

From wacky far-fetched ideas to actual modern machines, you can see clearly how some of those predictions came to be average household items we all use today – such as the radio, the movie projector or vacuum cleaner. Altough we are far from racing sea horses, I think it’s interesting to think how we would image today’s future.

the-year-2000-baking
the-year-2000-barbers

the-year-2000-customs

the-year-2000-egg-stealing

the-year-2000-farming

the-year-2000-firemen

the-year-2000-fish-races

the-year-2000-house-cleaning

the-year-2000-mobile-home

the-year-2000-radio

the-year-2000-remote-cinema

the-year-2000-school

the-year-2000-scuba-divers

the-year-2000-space-taxi

the-year-2000-traffic-police

the-year-2000-weather-gun

the-year-2000-zeppelin-flight

 

1 comment

  1. LOL Those are hilarious! Thanks for sharing them!
    Su

    Jan 01'st, 2013, 02:14 Reply

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