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Futuristic Collection

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London

Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London. Designed by Hidalgo Moya, Philip Powell and Felix Samuely, and fabricated by Painter Brothers of Hereford, England Date: 1951

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City

Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City
HIDDEN CITY by Chesters Geier. Two spacemen spot a hidden circular city rising out of a crater on a seemingly deserted moon Date: 1947

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Corbetts Vision

Corbetts Vision
In American planner Harvey Corbetts vision of a future city, fast traffic will be segregated from slow, and people from both Date: 1925

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Mad Metal Robot

Mad Metal Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany

Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany
Dome of the Reichstag, seat of the German Parliament, designed by Norman Foster (b.1935). Interior. Berlin. Germany

Background imageFuturistic Collection: The Battle of the Balloons

The Battle of the Balloons. A fanciful image depicting four balloons with flags and sails, their passengers in close aerial combat. The opponents appear to be British and French. circa 18th century

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Future New York

Future New York will be pre- eminently the city of skyscrapers - and of noise, what with the elevated railway passing your window and the aircraft flying low overhead

Background imageFuturistic Collection: To the Public Danger

To the Public Danger
Humorous scene by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing policemen chasing a gentleman in a futuristic flying machine along a main road. Satire on flying which was in infancy

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic long distance airship

Futuristic long distance airship
A futuristic long distance airship held aloft by two long balloons, flying across the sea

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Robidas rotating house

Robidas rotating house
Maison tournante arienee or aerial rotating house, one of Albert Robidas futuristic visions of life in the 20th century

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Modern Style Home

Modern Style Home
A suburban home in the modern style - a visitor arrives for dinner

Background imageFuturistic Collection: The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer

The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer sometimes also Flying Hamburger or in German Fliegender Hamburger was Germanys first fast diesel train

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning

Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning
THE 4-SIDED TRIANGLE, by William F Temple. A scientist clones the body of a young woman in his laboratory in this futuristic science fiction magazine cover 1939

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Startling Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Science Island

Startling Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Science Island
SCIENCE ISLAND (Eando Binder)A cold-blooded Scientific Napoleon with the Brain of a Genius and a Body of Metal threatens to Dominate Mankind Date: 1939

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis

Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis
A Leviathan of the skies: Britains Brabazon I airliner, designed to carry 72 long-distance passengers. A mammoth aerial express able to cover the England-Australia route in 48 hours

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens

Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens
THE THREE PLANETEERS, by Edmond Hamilton. Two green-headed aliens, fly a spacecraft whilst under fire from groups of humans with ray-guns Date: 1940

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE

Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE
THE IONIAN CYCLE (William Tenn) A space traveller from Earth encounters some interesting fauna emerging from eggs, pods, shells or whatever. Date: 1948

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic Rocket Car

Futuristic Rocket Car
THE SHAVER MYSTERY by Richards Shaver. A red rocket car speeds past strange stone carvings of monsters in a cave, evading the fire from a ray-gun

Background imageFuturistic Collection: The top of the British Telecom BT Tower, London

The top of the British Telecom BT Tower, London. Date: circa early 1980s

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic underwater croquet

Futuristic underwater croquet. The players are all wearing diving helmets with oxygen packs on their backs

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Charnock Richard Services, M6 Motorway

Charnock Richard Services, M6 Motorway
Charnock Richard Services (Fortes) - a motorway service station, between Junctions 27 and 28 of the M6 in England, which opened in 1963. Pictures here shortly after opening. Date: circa 1963

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Future City Satire

Future City Satire
A satirical view of the city of the future

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic seahorse riding

Futuristic seahorse riding

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic news broadcast

Futuristic news broadcast
A futuristic news broadcast, where a couple relax in their sitting room and listen to the days news from a gramophone-like machine

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic airmail airship

Futuristic airmail airship
A futuristic airmail airship with a vast array of wings

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Preview of Peril / Sci-Fi

Preview of Peril / Sci-Fi
Preview of Peril (Story by Alfred Copper) Date: 1950

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Columbia Space Shuttle

Columbia Space Shuttle
The Columbia Space Shuttle (Orbiter Vehicle Designation OV 102). On its first flight in April 1981, it orbited the earth 36 times. Its last flight was in 2003. Date: photo 1983

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic encounter with an octopus

Futuristic encounter with an octopus
A futuristic encounter with an octopus on the seabed. A man rescues a woman from its clutches

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic underwater exploration

Futuristic underwater exploration, with two men in diving gear observing an array of strange creatures

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing

Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing
A futuristic scene showing fast food stops for aeroplane pilots on the Channel crossing

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic dinner party

Futuristic dinner party
A futuristic chemical dinner party -- a few tablets are served for each guest. Just think -- no washing up! Date: 1899

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot - Clear See-through Body

Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot - Clear See-through Body
Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot with Clear See-through body and digital-style display panel

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot - Blue-Grey Metallic Body

Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot - Blue-Grey Metallic Body
Retro Toy Walking Plastic Robot with grey blue body and colourful buttons and digital-style display panel

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Advert, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia

Advert, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London - Monopolis, the city of the future Date: 1931

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Trylon and Perisphere, Theme Center, New York World's Fair

Trylon and Perisphere, Theme Center, New York World's Fair, USA Date: 1939

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic French Illustration

Futuristic French Illustration
An illustration of a futuristic community, as predicted from the viewpoint of Albert Robida, circa 1901, with people, still wearing fashions from the period, driving flying cars. Date: circa 1901

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage over the Orient

Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage over the Orient, imaginary representation Date: 1843

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic airplane flying over St Pauls

Futuristic airplane flying over St Pauls at night. This drawing is a vision of what air travel was going to look like in 1950, a quasi-human form

Background imageFuturistic Collection: The Motor Picture Book, The Dynasphere

The Motor Picture Book, The Dynasphere - the car of the future? Date: 1930

Background imageFuturistic Collection: The Pocket Marconigraph

The Pocket Marconigraph
Predicting the mobile phone - man stranded at sea sends a message on his Pocket Marconigraph Date: 1914

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Fantastic Adventures - Death plays a game

Fantastic Adventures - Death plays a game
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, December 1941, featuring the story Death plays a game by David V. Reed. A alien is holding a futuristic gun which is directed at a blue suited terrified looking man

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Futuristic advertising art. Date: 1951

Futuristic advertising art. Date: 1951

Background imageFuturistic Collection: WORLD OF LIVING DEAD

WORLD OF LIVING DEAD
WORLD OF THE LIVING DEAD (Ed. Earl Repp) The scientists explore the subterranean world Date: 1932

Background imageFuturistic Collection: ADVENTURE MACHINES

ADVENTURE MACHINES
CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (L Manning and Fletcher Pratt) people who have given up their consciousness to live the false life of the Adventure Machines... Date: 1930

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Artificial Heart Books Fantasy Fiction Human

Artificial Heart Books Fantasy Fiction Human
artificial, heart, books, fantasy, fiction, human, engineering, 1939, illustration, world, without, death, polton, cross, Fantasy, Scifi, Sci, Fi, Science, Fiction, Future, Futuristic, Front, Cover

Background imageFuturistic Collection: A young (possibly) Italian couple standing proudly next to their Messerschmitt KR200

A young (possibly) Italian couple standing proudly next to their Messerschmitt KR200, or Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter), a three-wheeled bubble car designed by the aircraft engineer Fritz Fend

Background imageFuturistic Collection: Aerotrain designed by Electro-motive section of the GMC

Aerotrain designed by Electro-motive section of the GMC
The Aerotrain designed by the Electro-motive section of the American General Motor Company - half the weight of a normal train. Date: 1955



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