What 19th Century French Artists Thought The Year 2000 Would Look Like (25 pics)


If you were a French dandy living at the cusp of the 20th century, the future looked bright. How bright? Read on to find out.
At the cusp of the 20th century, Jean-Marc Côté and a few other visionary French artists began to speculate as to the coming century might have in store for them and their country. Côté and company mapped these speculations out in a series of drawings, which they would display at the World Exhibition in Paris.

A couple “listens” to the newspaper.

The French envisioned that wheeled shoes could make walking faster.

Cars “battle” one another.

A vision of a projection screen attached to a phonograph.

A machine transcribes words and sends them out via courier.

Children flying.