Wednesday, 1 March 2023

En L'An 2000 - The Life Aquatic

En L'An 2000 (English: In the Year 2000) were a series of cigarette cards produced in France at the turn of 1900. The initial series was released between 1899 and 1901, in conjunction with the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, when excitement about the advancements of the coming century were accelerating. A second series was produced in 1910.

This second set of cards from the series goes on and beneath the waves. This vision of the year 2000 not only has humankind taking to the air, but also taming the wild depths of the sea. 

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