French silent film pioneer and rival to Georges Méliès, Gaston Velle went direct to source with a loving tribute to Jules Verne. Released in 1907, Un Petit Jules Verne has a boy reading from the great author before bed. Drifting off to sleep, images of Verne, a comet, and other fantasmagoria appear in his dreams. One such marvel - a flying machine - parks itself long enough for the boy climb in a whisked off on his own adventure.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
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St. Louis in 2010
The following vision of "Looking Up Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri, in the Year 2010" comes from a 1910 issue of the Greater St. Louis Magazine. Click for a larger image.
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