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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

Mama's Easter Parade Costume of 2000 A.D. (1951)

Mama's Easter Parade Costume of 2000 A.D. (1951)

This image of "Mama's Easter parade costume in 2000 A.D." appeared in the February 26, 1951 Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Walla Walla, WA). "Chicago fashion experts" predicted that women would carry around their own food, fuel and telephones in mesh bags. The food and telephones seem rather prescient, but I'm not so sure about the "fuel" part of the equation. 

FASHION FORECAST -- Mama's Easter parade costume in 2000 A.D. will look something like this, say Chicago fashion experts. They say women will tote their own food, fuel and telephones in mesh bags, such as are carried by model Marjorie Needham. 

Sex in the Year 2019 (1986)

Frozen to Death in the Year 2011 (1873)