PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
The Century of Invention, Anno Domini 2000, or the March of Aerostation, Steam, and Perpetual Motion
Printed in sepia on cotton with various vignettes, including a sandwich board proclaiming Tomorrow Evening, A Cast Iron Parson will preach by Steam at Fudge Chapel
15 x 21 in. (39 x 52 cm.)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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Back to the Future. Long before the famous Hollywood trilogy, the Victorians produced a view of the their future worthy of any of the best science fiction. Made in the 1840, this imagined scene from the future year 2000 features fantastical flying machines and technology the borders on the genre of Steam Punk!
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