When I saw these wonderful futuristic depictions of “France in the Year 2000” it reminded me of reading Popular Mechanics and Popular Science when I was a kid. This series by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists was issued in France between 1899 and 1910. Looking a full century into the future can create some unimaginable results. Could you imagine what the world will be like in 3000?
France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – 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 year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.
More artwork from this set can be found on Public Domain Review.