Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Flying Bicycle (1919)

We read the predictions of futurist Mr. Bois in a September 26, 1909 New York Times article about the flying bicycles of the future. Just ten years later the September 23, 1919 Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin) ran this picture of a "flying bicycle." If only it worked.

See also:
A Hundred Years From Now. (New York Times, 1909)
Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)
Collier's Illustrated Future of 2001 (1901)
Predictions of a 14-Year-Old (Milwaukee Excelsior, 1901)
The Next Hundred Years (Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1901)
What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (Ladies Home Journal, 1900)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's funny how much people were trying to figure out flight before we finally got it right.