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Retro-Futurism & Science Fiction

Retro-Futurism​ and Vintage [Science] Fiction Images Collection
[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.
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Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour point d'apui une machine aussi simple que facile à manœuvrer, pour avancer et se diriger dans les airs / / composé, dessiné, et gravé par le Sr. Mathieu, mecanitien.

Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour...

Design drawing shows front and side elevations and plan of balloon with devices designed to facilitate navigation and maneuverability while in the air.

Le veritable navigateur aerien / L.J. Stoupy Bijou, invenit et delineavit ; Michon, scl.

Le veritable navigateur aerien / L.J. Stoupy Bijou, invenit et delinea...

Design drawing for an airship navigational system project by Stoupy Bijou consisting of five balloons fastened to a sixty foot mast, a rudder, two 12 foot long oars, and two polygonal vanes to control the rise ... more

Parachute renversè de Henin

Parachute renversè de Henin

Print shows man standing in the basket of an ascending balloon which features an elaborate system of sails and a reversed parachute underneath the basket.

Le globe volant

Le globe volant

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket.

Diligenza di ritorno dalla luna / Gaetana Dura, dis. ; Lit. Gatti e Dura.

Diligenza di ritorno dalla luna / Gaetana Dura, dis. ; Lit. Gatti e Du...

Print shows a flying machine returning from the moon.

The aerial steam carriage

The aerial steam carriage

Pictorial lettersheet shows British inventor William Samuel Henson's proposed steam powered flying machine in an imaginary flight over the Thames River, London, 1843. Attempts to fly a model of the aerial steam... more

L'arriveé

L'arriveé

Drawing shows the descent of a balloon with a parachutist below and balloonist in basket controlling descent.

Espérons que ce ballon d'essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif / A. Danjay.

Espérons que ce ballon d'essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif / A. ...

Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled "Suffrage Universel" with wings floating above the Pyrenees and headed toward a sign labeled "Espagne".

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu'à ce jour

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu...

Broadside depicts two airship designs conceived by Ernst (Ernest) Pétin, incorporating four spherical balloons propelled by manually operated helical screws attached to a large flat surface, the lower part prov... more

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes open on an axis exten... more

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes in open position exte... more

Navigation aérienne. Solution dʹun grand problème par lʹemploi des voiles mobiles ... Systéme Augte. Lanteigne, menuisier mʹecen., ... / dessiné par lʹauteur.

Navigation aérienne. Solution dʹun grand problème par lʹemploi des voi...

Scaled design drawings for a patent show Aug. Lanteigne's system of aerial navigation, which used a continuous belt of sails to achieve propulsion. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

Plateforme aérienne cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Chardanne. Feiulle no. 1 / dressé et presenté ... le 19 mars 1853, Vaussin-Chardanne.

Plateforme aérienne cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Char...

Scaled design drawing shows a system for navigating an airship using propellers. Includes plans of dirigible platform body and complete platform assembly, and identification key.

Plateforme aérienne, cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Chardanne. Feuille no. 2 / dressé et presenté ... le 19 mars 1853, Vaussin-Chardanne.

Plateforme aérienne, cerf-volant libre dirigeable, système Vaussin-Cha...

Design drawing shows a system for powering an airship with manually operated propellers. Includes longitudinal views of dirigible platform assembly and identification key.

Navire aérien dirigeable. Systême J.B. Métivier, force ascensionnelle 90,000 kos.

Navire aérien dirigeable. Systême J.B. Métivier, force ascensionnelle ...

Scaled design drawing for a patent submitted by J.B. Métivier shows two cross-sections for a fish shaped airship utilizing balloons, sails, bellows, and propellers to transport passengers. (Source: A.G. Renstro... more

Navire aérien, le poisson volant, inventé et exécuté par M. Camille Vert, ingénieur-mécanicien ... / Paris, Camille Vert, rue de la Pépinière, 86.

Navire aérien, le poisson volant, inventé et exécuté par M. Camille Ve...

Broadside announcing the exhibit at the Palais de l'industrie, séances expérimentales in Paris of a fish-shaped, steam-powered airship designed by Camille Vert. Features design drawing of the airship, equipped ... more

Salle de conférences ... Conférences experimentales sur la navigation aérienne par l'ingénieur Camille Vert, de la Drôme le plus léger que l'air par le poisson volant : le plus lourd que l'air par l'homme ailé ...

Salle de conférences ... Conférences experimentales sur la navigation ...

Broadside announcing a conference on flight designs by Camille Vert. Includes pictures of a lighter-than-air 'flying fish' airship and a heavier-than-air 'winged man' ornithopter.

Voyage a la lune

Voyage a la lune

French cartoon shows a man riding on a bicycle-like flying machine while looking through a telescope attached to the front. Two balloons, "Veloc[ipedes]" and "Domanie," are attached at front and rear as are pro... more

Aviation, études, essais et inventions qui, sans résourdre le problème de l'aviation, ont pourtant donné des résultats intéresssants et encourageants à l'auteur / dédié par l'auteur aux chercheurs, expérimentateurs, inventeurs et amis de l'aviation, aoùt 1866, Bourcart.

Aviation, études, essais et inventions qui, sans résourdre le problème...

Design drawings for a man-powered flying machine with manually controlled wings entitled, "Vélocipède aérien," proposed by Jean Jacques Bourcart, Paris, August, 1866. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.)

Masse zu

Masse zu

Print shows several people in a hot-air balloon with bombs bursting around them, masses of dead people on the ground, in a scene depicting an imagined the end of the world.

Le Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 / A. Robida.

Le Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 / A. Robida.

Print shows a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the Opera. Many types of aircraft are depicted including buses and limousenes, police patrol the skies, and women are seen driving their o... more

Le ballon rédaction et bureaux A. Brissonnet ... Paris.

Le ballon rédaction et bureaux A. Brissonnet ... Paris.

Clipping from an unknown book or magazine advertises the French aeronautical journal "Le ballon" and illustrates various means of flight including an ornithopter, early balloons and an airship.

The universal church of the future - from the present religious outlook / J. Keppler.

The universal church of the future - from the present religious outloo...

Illustration shows an interior view of a hall in a museum with four men sitting quietly beneath a shelf of "Books of Religious Reference"; there is a small crowd gathered before them. Further along the hall is ... more

[Cures d'air dans la montagne] / A. Robida.

[Cures d'air dans la montagne] / A. Robida.

Drawing shows an airship "Cures d'air" supporting the "Pension Bellevue" for individuals requiring medical care and floating above a mountainous region. One of the artist's conceptions for his book on life in t... more

Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulevard Sébastopol, musique nouvelle de Tar-Caen / / Ch. Levy.

Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulev...

French circus poster shows two performers in the basket of an airship navigated by a rudder and a propeller. The basket bears the date 1884.

Arènes du sport aéronautique sous la direction de Eugène Godard, aîné, lundi de Paques, 6 avril 1885, à 2 heures. Experience publique de navigation aérienne, système A. Brisson (Breveté S.G.D.G.) ...

Arènes du sport aéronautique sous la direction de Eugène Godard, aîné,...

Broadside announcing an aeronautics exhibition organized under the direction of balloonist Eugene Godard and held in Paris in 1885. Includes picture of the balloon "L'Avenir" equipped with two separate passenge... more

"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a future 4th of July celebration where women have gained suffrage and equality; it shows young and old women ringing a bell labeled "Equal Rights", as women emerge from underground and participate i... more

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Some time in the future / Dalrymple.

Print shows Uncle Sam comforting a crying female figure labeled "Cuba", as two men with broken swords labeled "Insurgent" and "Spaniard" take a break from fighting.

Their first Christmas eve; - a vision of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Their first Christmas eve; - a vision of the future / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a well-dressed couple sitting on a sofa before a fire in the fireplace, with the spirits of three young children dancing around a Christmas tree; there are art-nouveau style furnishings (lamp and fl... more

[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.

[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.

Drawing shows a woman at the wheel of a futuristic aircraft. A man sits beside her. The drawing appeared on the cover of "All Story" magazine.

A peep at the future of government ownership / L.M. Glackens.

A peep at the future of government ownership / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows various forms of transportation owned by the government and operated by an abundance of government employees, suggesting that some level of corruption is also an aspect of federal, state, or ... more

The Future of Trinity Church

The Future of Trinity Church

Cartoon showing church with a large building built around it.

Old words to a new air / Frank A. Nankivell.

Old words to a new air / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows John Bull, standing with one foot on England and the other on Ireland, holding strings attached to many warships which encircle the United Kingdom, while overhead fly menacing armed aircraft.

Surely the world is growing better / Will Crawford.

Surely the world is growing better / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows an imaginary battle where aircraft, battleships, and submarines are engaged in shooting at each other.

The air-serpent / Frank A. Nankivell 1909.

The air-serpent / Frank A. Nankivell 1909.

Illustration shows a large winged-serpent wearing a friendly mask, frightening the passengers aboard an airship.

The invasion of England / L.M. Glackens.

The invasion of England / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows German soldiers and officers invading England by means of hot-air balloons and other types of airships; also shows German emperor William II dictating "Fall of Albion an epic poem by the Kais... more

The consumer's only chance / Frank A. Nankivell.

The consumer's only chance / Frank A. Nankivell.

Illustration shows a woman mooring an airship to the chimney on the roof of her home by the light of a full moon; on board the airship are "American Goods Bought in England" that are being smuggled into the U.S... more

The old and the new / BBaker.

The old and the new / BBaker.

Illustration shows the new year, "1911", arriving by airplane, while on the ground Father Time looks aghast at the airplane overhead and the wreck of his automobile labeled "1910".

Airships are getting so dreadfully commonplace / Will Crawford.

Airships are getting so dreadfully commonplace / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a two panel cartoon showing on the left, pedestrians and people in and on top of buildings looking with amazement at an airplane flying over a city; and on the right, citizens no longer take ... more

Set in their ways / L.M. Glackens.

Set in their ways / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows an old man labeled "Republican Reactionary" and an old woman labeled "Democratic Reactionary" standing together, looking up at a dirigible labeled "Progressive Policies".

The future of the ticker / Glackens.

The future of the ticker / Glackens.

Illustration shows an outlandishly dressed tour guide at a museum explaining an exhibit showing a ticker tape machine to an equally outlandishly dressed couple touring the museum.

The zeppelin raids: the vow of vengeance. Drawn for "The Daily Chronicle" by Frank Brangwyn A.R.A. 'Daily Chronicle' readers are covered against the risks of bombardment by zeppelin or aeroplane / / designed by Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A. ; printed by The Avenue Press, Ltd., Bouverie St., London, E.C.

The zeppelin raids: the vow of vengeance. Drawn for "The Daily Chronic...

Poster showing a soldier shaking his fist at a zeppelin following bombing.

It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bomb. Join the army at once & help to stop an air raid. God save the king / Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd., 50, Grey Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

It is far better to face the bullets than to be killed at home by a bo...

Poster showing a dirigible in the night sky over London, illuminated by a searchlight.

Man from Planet X / World Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

Man from Planet X / World Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

Photograph shows a man dressed in a Martian costume.

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket.

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket.

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Technical illustration shows Besnier's 1678 design for a flying machine using arm and leg power, two views of Jakob Degen's man-powered flying machine, and two views after designs published in Thomas Walker's "... more

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Flying / J.W. Lowry, sculpt.

Technical illustration shows Besnier's 1678 design for a flying machine using arm and leg power, two views of Jakob Degen's man-powered flying machine, and two views after designs published in Thomas Walker's "... more

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch standing in a ship in which he has returned from the moon with bottles of "acqua lunateca."

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Ritorno di Pulcinella dalla luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch standing in a ship in which he has returned from the moon with bottles of "acqua lunateca."

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

Drawing shows a dwelling structure elevated above rooftops and designed to revolve and adjust in various directions. An occupant points to an airship with a fish-shaped bag in the sky lower right. One of the ar... more

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

[Maison tournante aérienne] / A. Robida.

Drawing shows a dwelling structure elevated above rooftops and designed to revolve and adjust in various directions. An occupant points to an airship with a fish-shaped bag in the sky lower right. One of the ar... more

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. Pompéien-Piraud, inventeur / / B. Arnaud.

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. P...

Print shows the airship "Avenir" floating above a coastline, ships at sea, and a small balloon in the background.

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. Pompéien-Piraud, inventeur / / B. Arnaud.

Navigation aérienne. Ballon & appareil de direction construit par M. P...

Print shows the airship "Avenir" floating above a coastline, ships at sea, and a small balloon in the background.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his observatory at the Cape of Good Hope and copied from sketches in the Edinburgh Journal of Science.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his...

Print shows illustration for the New York Sun relating to the Great Moon Hoax with human-bat creatures, unicorns, and other imaginery beings on the Moon.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his observatory at the Cape of Good Hope and copied from sketches in the Edinburgh Journal of Science.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his...

Print shows illustration for the New York Sun relating to the Great Moon Hoax with human-bat creatures, unicorns, and other imaginery beings on the Moon.

Projet d'une traversée du pole Nord en ballon / Poyet.

Projet d'une traversée du pole Nord en ballon / Poyet.

Print at bottom of page shows a cross section of the basket beneath the balloon, "Le Sivel" during its expedition to the North Pole. Interior of cabin includes a central living area occupied by four men, an are... more

[Metropolis] / Klebrand.

[Metropolis] / Klebrand.

Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" shows the character Maria in Rotwang's transformation machine.

[Metropolis] / Klebrand.

[Metropolis] / Klebrand.

Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" shows the character Maria in Rotwang's transformation machine.

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais et Boulogne

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais e...

Print shows Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jefferies arriving in Calais after crossing the English Channel in a hot air balloon.

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais et Boulogne

Mr. Blanchard accompagné de Mr. Gefferies est parti ... entre Calais e...

Print shows Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jefferies arriving in Calais after crossing the English Channel in a hot air balloon.

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s.c.

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s...

Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of... more

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s.c.

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s...

Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of... more

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with a human-bat creature, two other supernatural creatures, and a lunar landscape.

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with a human-bat creature, two other supernatural creatures, and a lunar landscape.

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch riding to the moon in a ship on a chain track; inset shows Herschel's machine and moon observatory.

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Partenza di Pulcinella per la luna

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with Punch riding to the moon in a ship on a chain track; inset shows Herschel's machine and moon observatory.

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