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What People In 1900 Thought Life In The Year 2000 Would Be Like

It's always amazing to get to know what the people in the past thought about the future, the future we are living in. “France in the Year 2000” is a series of paintings made by Jean-Marc Cote and other French artists in the years 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. They painted their thoughts and expectations of the century ahead. The painting series was printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes in Paris, and later printed on postcards too. 

The paintings clearly relate to the expectations of the people of the past, and it's good many of them have been turned into reality over the time, such as helicopters and other mechanical/electrical devices. Though they appear inclined towards the marine life, while presently we're more into space. Anyways, these paintings are real fun to have a look at!

What People In 1900 Thought Life In The Year 2000 Would Be Like

What People In 1900 Thought Life In The Year 2000 Would Be Like

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A Whale-bus

A Whale-bus

This would actually be fun!

A tailor of the Latest fashion

A tailor of the Latest fashion

Well, because it's France!

A house rolling through the countryside

A house rolling through the countryside

Madame at her toilette

Madame at her toilette

The new fangled barber

The new fangled barber

At school

At school

This is classic!

Advanced Sentinel in a helicopter

Advanced Sentinel in a helicopter

Aero-cab station

Aero-cab station

Electric scrubbing

Electric scrubbing

A very busy farmer

A very busy farmer

Intensive Breeding

Intensive Breeding

A well-trained Orchestra

A well-trained Orchestra

An aerial battle

An aerial battle

The Rural postman

The Rural postman

Party in the sea

Party in the sea

Divers on horseback

Divers on horseback

Battle cars

Battle cars

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