A number of French and German postcard series imagine the future. Their representations of what might change and what is assumed to stay the same are an interesting window on the question of how we imagine and experience the consequences of change.

France imagines the year 2000 in the year 1910:
anticipation-retrofutur-1910-imagination-2000-01.jpg

More here:
http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2007/9/10/french-prints-show-the-year-2000-1910.html

Germany imagining the year 2000 in 1900:
carte postale 2000 futur 12 En 1900, des cartes postales imaginent lan 2000

More here:
http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2007/4/24/postcards-show-the-year-2000-circa-1900.html

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