Postcards of the year 2000 c.1900

A Quick Stroll on the Water

Postcards produced by German chocolate company Hildebrands

The Moving Pavement

House-Moving by Train

Televised Outside Broadcasting

Personal Flying Mchines

Weather Control Machine

Combined Ship and Railway Locomotive

Undersea Tourist Boats

Roofed Cities

Personal Airships

Summer Holidays at the North Pole

Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

Thank you to PaleoFuture

 

6 comments to Postcards of the year 2000 c.1900

  • sylvia

    What amusing predictions! Funny how they seemed to think that fashion wouldn’t change at all :D

  • Malc

    Summer holidays at the North Pole isn’t too far off the mark…

  • John Patrick

    Not sure about summer hols at the poles but that weather machine would come in handy when I’m out on the hills with the camera.

  • Cornelia Daniel

    Could please someone invent the water wheel and the ballons for walking on water?? Or even all of that?? I am sure there is a millionaire out there who would finance those ideas just for the sake of it!

  • Alec Millard

    Could you please post a scan of the back of one of the cards? It’s a very important part of the postcard to collectors. Thank you!

  • Benjamin

    These are great, however the English translations are quite editorial. “Beautiful Weather Machine” is translated as “Weather Control Machine”, “Water Promenade” becomes “A quick stroll on the water” and “North Pole Voyage” becomes “Summer Holiday in the North Pole” to give a few examples. These ornamented interpretations add elements to the historical documents that are not there in the original.

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