Here, see what experts then were saying a century ago about how the height of women has changed over the years. They suggested that women were indeed growing taller – and modern data backs that up.
The 1970s personal computer revolution began as those ingenious devices that put men on the moon, revolutionized science, and perplexed millions were finding their way into the home.
Monsanto’s Home of the Future at Disneyland – set in the futuristic year 1986 – was built almost entirely of plastic, either alone or in combination with traditional building materials.
From desert sands, to mist-enshrouded rain forests, and snow-mantled mountain peaks to miles of beaches, in the ’60s, you could set your own pace when you visited Washington state.
Nikola Tesla’s life story is notable, as he saw the world of the covered wagon turn into today’s world of electricity & electronics – and he was a big part of how that happened.
Imagine getting paid to think up the wildest retro-futuristic space-age inventions. Back in the ’50s-’60s, that’s what commercial artist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, set in the 24th century, the updated USS Enterprise boldly went where no one had gone before – and enthralled millions.
What did the future look like from the ’60s? See some modernist-style retro futuristic home concepts that captured the midcentury era’s sleek style and space-age optimism.
A Date with Jet Screamer was the second episode of The Jetsons, and portrayed the era’s affection for rock ‘n’ roll music, and introduced the earworm, Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah.
Never having to come up from underground? Cars routinely going 130 MPH? Completely automated cleaning? Solar power dominant? See these and many more predictions from 1906!
The car of the future will be weather-proof, and that the sides, front, rear, and roof will probably be made of glass. The entire control of the machine will be simplified, and perhaps located in a set of push buttons.
Wherever you look today, electric service makes good things possible. Imagine what it’ll do for you tomorrow. Maybe there will be flying cars – or even flying campers that can plug in for recharging.
Presenting the first family of the future, The Jetsons – in ultra-dynamic spectoramic, everlovin’, living color.
What is the average lifespan for men and women in America? Among the curious things shown by the census of 1880 is the new data relative to the US life expectancy.
Predictions of the future from the early 1900s included the idea that a subway shuttle across New York City would be replaced with a moving sidewalk built in three sections, one of which would offer seating.
Power companies build for your new electric living: Electricity may be the driver. One day your car may speed along an electric highway, it’s speed and
How high will the skyscraper of the future be? Higher even than the Empire State Building, which towers 1250 feet above the base mark in the center of the curb at Fifth Avenue?
Disneyland’s old Carousel of Progress from the ’60s was a huge model of a city of soaring spires. Automated highways. Open green spaces. Nuclear power.
Individuals to matter less in 2000 Today’s family may fade away, like horse and buggy By the year 2000, Americans may travel by ballistic missile,
The Shrinkage of the Planet An essay by Jack London What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast
Record them over and over again. The life of a Scotch brand cassette is a long one. Even when you record on it time after time.
If the past foretells the future, and present trends point the way, many millions will live to see peace, prosperity, health, longer life and greater luxuries than ever were known. A woman may be President!
At home, Gladys Consumer is getting ready for dinner. At her core units in the kitchen she consults her home computer to find out how many calories, vitamins, etc. her family will need tonight and what kind of menu will supply it.
What’s in store for the next 10 years? To shed light on the future, Family Weekly invited leaders from all walks of life to gaze into their crystal balls and report what they see. Welcome to the ’80s.
This illustration greeted readers of the St Paul Daily Globe on Christmas day in 1886, looking at the city’s past, present and its perhaps not