En L'An 2000
En L'An 2000 (In the Year 2000, also loosely translated as France in the 21st Century) is a French image series depicting scientific advances imagined as achieved by the year 2000. At least 87 were produced, by artists including Jean-Marc Côté. They were printed in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, first on paper as cigar box inserts, and later as picture postcards, but never distributed. The only known set of the postcards was acquired by writer Isaac Asimov, who featured them in his nonfiction work Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000 (Henry Holt and Company, 1986).
- A 19th-Century Vision of the Year 2000, The Public Domain Review, retrieved April 17, 2020.
- Robert T. Gonzalez, "Visions of the year 2000 by 20th century French artist are half hilariously wrong, half weirdly prescient", io9, August 16, 2012.
- David J. Hill, "19th Century French Artists Predicted The World Of The Future In This Series Of Postcards", Singularity Hub, October 15, 2012.
- Review, Kirkus Reviews 54 (1986) 1256.
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