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19th-Century French Postcards Predict The Future

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

A set of 19th century postcards designed by French artists has revealed what they thought we would be doing in the 21st century.

According to Yahoo, these postcards were probably produced between 1899 and 1910, and they predicted the life of Parisians in the year 2000.

Check out their predictions below:



In an imaginative vision of the year 2000, Parisian artists pictured a future where its citizens would play underwater croquet.



A not-too-far off prediction of video chat.



Tennis is taken to new heights as future sportspersons take flight.



Whales facilitate underwater travel.



Parisians take in an afternoon on electric rollerskates.



Glowing sticks of radium warm the homes of future Parisians in the year 2000.



Meal time is a snap in the kitchens of the future.



Flying firefighters are able to battle fire like never before in artists’ depictions of a future Paris.



A vision of what electric train travel would be in the dawn of the 21st century.



Farm work is done with the flip of a switch.



An evening of music enjoyed without the hassles of hand cranking the phonograph.



A future prediction of France’s air force.



Machines enable future barbers the ability to multi-task.



An eccentric version of the early helicopter.



With all the changes, future residents still take in live shows in the year 2000.

[via Yahoo and Cater News Agency]

A set of 19th century postcards designed by French artists has revealed what they thought we would be doing in the 21st century.

According to Yahoo, these postcards were probably produced between 1899 and 1910, and they predicted the life of Parisians…