Wednesday 21 December 2022

The Defenders of Santa Claus

The following charmed illustration appeared in the December 8, 1898 edition of Life Magazine and speaks for itself. Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to you all!

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Life Magazine, Dec. 10, 1914: The Retrofuturism Issue

Something must have been in the water at the offices of Charles Dana Gibson's original Life Magazine in December of 1914, because their Dec. 10th issue is crammed full of predictive vignettes of life in 1950. These written and illustrative prognostications are much as one would expect from a humour magazine of the period, with various burlesques on politics, the war, gender issues, and so forth. Some are pure curmudgeonly fantasy while others have seemed to come true in one form or another. Click on each image for a larger, more legible version.