Thursday, June 21, 2007

Future Plane Travel (1920)

This 1920 cartoon of future plane travel can be found in the Library of Congress collection.


Anonymous said...

A fascinating, perfect example of a "logical" but in reality absurd transference of experience from a familiar technology (streetcars) to a new technology (planes).

The Bus Nut said...

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Anonymous said...

"Advertising won't be hard-sought in the future. In the 21st Century it will be in your face at every turn -- in your mailbox, on walls and hoardings, on moving picture screens, and eventually arriving by the hundreds by way of some as-yet unimagined medium that will free us of the need to search for information about what to buy."

Thanks, Busnuts.