Flying Firemen

The National Library of France (BnF) has an amazing collection of prints from 1910 which depict life in the year 2000. They are credited to Villemard.

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There's speculation that they were included with "foodstuffs" of the era, much like the German postcards we looked at back in April.


Car Shoes

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The Barber

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The Avenue of the Opera

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A Curiosity

I wonder if the "curiosity" referred to is the horse as an uncommon means of transportation, or the extinction of all animals as referenced in the 1900 Ladies' Home Journal article we looked at a while back.

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The Electric Train From Paris to Beijing

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A Rescue

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Speak to the Caretaker
This image clearly takes its inspiration from another French futurist, Albert Robida, and his book The Twentieth Century.

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Sentinel Advanced in the Helicopter

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Cyclist Scouts

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Phonographic Message

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One For the Road

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Lady In Her Bathroom

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Heating With Radium

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Hearing The Newspaper

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Correspondence Cinema

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Cars of War

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Building Site

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At School

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A Festival of Flowers

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A Chemical Dinner
It's amazing how long the idea of synthetic food has been with us. Before starting this blog I had assumed that the idea started with the Jetsons.

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Airship On The Long Course

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The Tailor

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Flying Police

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See also:
Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)
Evening Fashions of the Year 1952 (1883)
The Air Ship: A Musical Farce Comedy (1898)
Going to the Opera in the Year 2000 (1882)
Collier's Illustrated Future of 2001 (1901)
Predictions of a 14-Year-Old (Milwaukee Excelsior, 1901)
No One Will Walk - All Will Have Wheels (Brown County Democrat, 1900)
The Next Hundred Years (Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1901)
What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (Ladies Home Journal, 1900)
Flying Machines (circa 1885)