En L'An 2000: 19th century vision of the year 2000

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A series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the then distant year of 2000.

There are at least 87 (33 below) cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Due to financial difficulties the cards by Jean-Marc Côté were never actually distributed and only came to light many years later after the science-fiction author Isaac Asimov chanced upon a set and published them in 1986, with accompanying commentary, in the book Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000.

Here’s How Artists in the Late 1800s Imagined Life in the Year 2000

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Here’s How Artists in the Late 1800s Imagined Life in the Year 2000
En L'An 2000 - Wikipedia
A 19th-Century Vision of the Year 2000
100 Years Ago, Artists Were Asked to Depict the Year 2000, These Were the Results


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Did they guess anything right?
 
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What I find interesting is that we do not draw pictures of what this life is going to be in the year 2200. They had a whole bunch of magazines dedicated to some crazy advanced technology which did not exist yet, at least allegedly did not.
 

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