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What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (Ladies Home Journal, 1900)

What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (Ladies Home Journal, 1900)

On Monday we looked at the German translation of a piece by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. for the December 1900 issue of Ladies Home Journal. Today we have the English version which highlights the coming advances of the twentieth century. Below the full text is provided but we'll be examining it further over the next few weeks.

Excerpts from the article below can also be found in the book Yesterday's Future: The Twentieth Century Begins.

Obtained by Matt Novak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Obtained by Matt Novak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Solar Energy for Tomorrow's World (1980)

Amphibian Monorail (Popular Science, 1934)

Amphibian Monorail (Popular Science, 1934)