Join Frank, Meredith, and Emily as they discuss what artists in the early 1900s thought 2000 would look like, why NASA engineers started hanging out in comic book stores, and why naval commanders originally considered submarine warfare “ungentlemanly.”
Links and Additional Resources:
(scroll down to view a gallery of the postcards discussed in this episode)
What People in 1900 Thought the Year 2000 Would Look Like via The Washington Post
Time Spent in Home Production in the Twentieth-Century United States: New Estimates from Old Data by Valerie A Ramey via the Journal of Economic History
Civil War Ballooning via the Civil War Trust
Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000 by Isaac Asimov. We weren’t kidding. Used copies of this book are really going for $200+.