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Anachronisms of the Future (1911)

The June 17, 1911 Evening Post (Frederick, Maryland) ran a blurb about "Anachronisms of the Future."

An article in Popular Mechanics suggests some historical absurdities which future authors may attempt to perpetrate on the gullible public. The illustrations show Joan of Arc at her sewing machine, an X ray examination of a civil war soldier, the sinking of the Maine by bombs dropped from an aeroplane, George Washington posing for his photograph, etc. With the lapse of centuries historical boundaries are apt to become hazy, and these anachronisms which appear impossible now may pass unchallenged later.

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