What 1899 Imagined the Year 2000 Would Look Like!!

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From 1899 to 1910, Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists imagined what the future would look like in a series of postcards called, In the Year 2000. They postcards were made for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris and they are really something!

Take a look! These artists thought the future would have a lot more robots, flying contraptions, and that we’d be spending more time UNDERWATER!

a-tailor-of-the-latest-fashion a-race-in-the-pacific whale-bus well-trained-orchestra The-New-Fangled-Barber Rural-postman madame-at-the-toilette little-eagle-nest-robbers

(Um, what?!)

house-rolling-through-the-countryside fishing-for-seagulls Electric-Scrubbing Divers-on-Horseback Croquet-party aviation-police at-school An-Aerial-Battle Aero-Cab-Station aerial-fireman

If you’d like to see more of these cool cards, go check out them out at Wikimedia Commons.