Sunday Morning Links: Visualizing the year 2000 from 1900

New Years Eve is an occasion to celebrate the passage of time. In keeping with that theme I found these postcards printed in 1900 that imagining what life would be like in the year 1900 at PaleoFuture:

Paleo-Future reader Tom T. sent me an amazing collection of postcards from the dawn of the twentieth century that depict what life would be like in the year 2000. According to Tom the postcards were originally featured here but have since been removed. The site claimed that the postcards were produced by Hildebrands (a leading German chocolate company of the time).

Al Gore is probably disappointed he doesn’t have his weather machine yet…

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Weather Machine

One interesting point is several of the post cards illustrate that even in the 1900’s people wanted to control the weather.

Now, on to the links…

ChrisWy: Obama is holding out for his tax hike so he can give working stiffs like Joe Biden a raise
WWTFT: The Feds Who Came to Dinner
TheCL: Gun Laws with Rosario Dawson
The LC: Bluffing Boehner
WixomWeb: Obama Administration spends $500 mil to racially diversify medical fields

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Combination Train – Ship

CH2.0: Earth First Calling for Creepy Mock “Assasinations”
SJ: Hillary Clinton is the Horatio Gates of our time…
BdKS: About The Human Reaction To Violence
Bunker: Warrantless spying passes with GOP- vote tally count
CoF: Obama Against The World. What Will It Cost Us?
The Eye: “The Beginning”

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Home Theater

Spellchek: The truth behind Benghazi will blow you away!
FCBZ: Got Milk? “Dairy Cliff” Looming, Price of Milk Could Soon Skyrocket if Congress Doesn’t Address Expired Farm Bill 
MTTM: The New Year Is Coming
Gator: Obama Administration- We Can And Will Force Christians To Act Against Their Faith
Jen: Blame the Spending-Psychoneurotic Democrats
Tom: Are We a Nation of Fools?

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Personal Aircraft

The TCN: We’re SAVED! Feinstein unveils sweeping gun-control agenda
Teresa: Congress Declines To Protect Our Email Privacy
LaS:  A Goose For Every Gander
CP: May God Rest a Great American Soldier and General
PR: Obama The Chastiser
Zilla: The Obamagasm Award!

  • KingShamus December 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Still waiting for that flying car.

    Thanks, Steve. You’re a gent. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  • 5etester December 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Very cool Steve! I really like the walking on water idea. Oh, I forgot, Obama has already got that down.

    Happy New Year!

    • steve December 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Obama has that whole walking on water thing down in his own (and his followers) mind.

      Happy New Year yo you as well!

  • John Carey December 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Thank you so much for the link Steve. At the rate we’re going we will be happy to get back to all the modern conveniences of the 1900s after Obama is done with America. How could America be so dumb to reelect this hater.

    • steve December 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

      How could America be so dumb to reelect this hater.

      I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one myself.

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire December 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

    A bullet train to cross the oceans. That sounds like someting Obama would invest in with our money.

    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve December 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Ha! Because going under the oceans is a much better idea than going over the oceans…

  • Citizen Tom December 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks for the link. Love those pictures.

    I have an idea for the ship on wheels that might work better. It would also get us around those infernal overpayed unionized dock workers. Consider the fact that a great deal of a ship’s cargo is containerized. What if we used airships to load and unload cargo from ships as they neared their “destinations”?

    In the not so distant past, both the Germans and the United States succeeded in building huge airships. With modern technology, we can do an even better job. With today’s technology, we could build bigger, safer airships. Such airships could allow merchant ships to load and unload the cargo along coastlines where port facilities do not even exist.

    • steve December 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks, and cool idea about the airships.

  • ClassicFilm January 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Fascinating images! You never fail to amaze me with your creative photo compilations on Sundays. And thank you for the link.

    • steve January 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Thanks! I try to have fun with them.