These images, which were drawn by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists, originally appeared on paper cards enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes and, later, as postcards. They were first produced in 1899 for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, with additional cards being released in 1900, 1901 and 1910.
Unfortunately for modern students, the prediction of a school where learning is simply wired into one’s brain never came to be. Fortunately, this means they’ve avoided having to wear headpieces that look like Princess Leia wigs.
2. The New-Fangled Barber.
|The New-Fangled Barber|
The French anticipated we’d have a lot of trust in our modern machines, even when it comes to using sharp objects awfully close to the jugular.
Although the cars would become airborne, the fashions, apparently, would stay pretty much stuck in the late 19th century.
I think it was Icarus who had something to say on the matter of flying close to an open flame.