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Postcards of the year 2000 c.1900 - Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

Postcards of the future - Hildebrands circa 1900 Police X-ray surveillance machine

"The 'Isolator' is designed to help focus the mind when reading or writing, not only by by eliminating all outside noise, but also by allowing just one line of text to be seen at a time through a horizontal slit."

1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback,.

ca. 1870-90, [cabinet card, portrait of a gentleman on his high wheel bicycle] via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

[cabinet card, portrait of a gentleman on his high wheel bicycle] via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

A century ago, The future predicted with surprising accuracy – reblog.live

In French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000

Category:France in XXI Century (fiction) - Wikimedia Commons

At School, from France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1901 and

Historic Visions of the Future | Make Something Mondays!

Historic Visions of the Future

The Electric Train from Paris to Peking.The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910 by French artist Villemard

1910 Visions of 2000 - Villemard, 1910 - Chromolithograph Paris, BNF, Estampes

Retro Wall TV in Boys' Life

"TV screens may hang on your walls"

Back to the future: This postcard shows a couple waterskiing - or even using skis that work a little like Back to the Future's hover boards. Interestingly, while the leisure equipment is futuristic, the people are still wearing traditional clothing of the 19th century

Postcards show how 19th century artists predicted 21st century gadgets

The postcards were given away in cigar boxes in the century and feature futuristic gadgets and exploration missions, dreamed up by French artists.

Steampunk-Postkarten die zweite

-- Chaos, as usual. Better take the train.