Flying Cars and Underwater Croquet: France in the 21st Century

By

17th Nov, 2012

20121117-085050.jpg

According to some artists’ predictions of the future in the late 19th century, France is way behind. A series of futuristic drawings set in the year 2000 by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists were published at the turn of the century in France on cigarette boxes and postcards. Two things to note. 1) The French were counting on having machines to do everything for them from brushing their hair to teaching their children in school. 2) There seems to have been the hope that we would all be spending a lot more time under the sea…

(All images via Wikimedia Commons).

20121117-085102.jpg

20121117-085115.jpg

20121117-085119.jpg

20121117-085147.jpg

20121117-085153.jpg

20121117-085157.jpg

20121117-085202.jpg

20121117-085208.jpg

20121117-085213.jpg

20121117-085219.jpg

20121117-085229.jpg

20121117-085236.jpg

20121117-085240.jpg

Images via Wikimedia Commons

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

.

You Might Also Like

Comments

More in AbandonedNostalgia

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

WandawegaTreehouse-6219-634x800

The Twelve Cozy Cabins of Christmas

Grab some hot cocao, it's time to dream about the cosiest of cabins you could be curling up in over the twelve days of Christmas. Speaking of which, have you found your nearest and dearest the perfect...

Trending 9,480
2085324598_fc0da2fbc1_o

An Illustrated Guide to the Human Race circa. 1960s

The internet is a little bit like a maze of doors, some that lead to a spiralling descent of procrastination and some, though not many, can lead to forgotten treasure. Today I picked the winning doo...

Trending 7,158
chanel5

This DIY Gift Guide Rules: Cheap, Last Minute Ideas!

So it's that time of year again when magazines do their crappy annual gift guides, "guiding" you to buy $100 cashmere socks, $75 scented candles and generally the most mundane, over-priced gift ideas ...

Trending 36,286
xavi11

The Hidden Feast in a Barcelona Factory After Dark

We left the Barcelona night behind us, disappearing through a graffiti-covered door on a bustling back street of locals going about their downtown nocturnal hustle. All we have is this calling ca...

Trending 7,855