The fantastic future, as envisioned in 1899

These French artists had whimsical ideas of what technology and innovation would look like by the turn of the millennium

A card from the 'En L'An 2000' postcard series.
(Image credit: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons)
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Kelly Gonsalves

Kelly Gonsalves is a sex and culture writer exploring love, lust, identity, and feminism. Her work has appeared at Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and more, and she previously worked as an associate editor for The Week. She's obsessed with badass ladies doing badass things, wellness movements, and very bad rom-coms.