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English: Video telephony as imagined in the year 2000, as imagined in 1910. From a French card.
Français : Correspondance Cinéma - Phono - Télégraphique. Chromolithographie.
Русский: Карточка серии "Франция в 2000 году" - "Передача изображения и звука (кино) по телеграфу."
http://expositions.bnf.fr/utopie/grand/3_95b2.htm A reproduction of the early 20th century card / Репродукция, скан бумажной карточкиTransferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Harryzilber using CommonsHelper.
David Prescovitz wrote of the drawing, at http://boingboing.net/2007/09/12/french-art-from-1910.html :
"The Bibliothèque nationale de France has a wonderful gallery of illustrations by Villemard from 1910 imagining what life would be like in the year 2000. It's part of a larger exhibition titled Utopia: The Quest for the Ideal Society in the Western World. BB's Paris liaison, Alex Boucherot, editor of Fluctuat, kindly provided a rough translation of the Villemard gallery description:
Visions of The Year 2000 These labels, most probably intended to be found in food products, were presented on panels of a dozen little scenes. They illustrate the way our grandparents imagined the year 2000. The inventions meant to improve everyday life are seen side by side with more erudite or searchful vocations, but curiously the clothing fashion remains that of the Belle Epoque!"
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