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Retro-Futurism & Science Fiction

Retro-Futurism​ and Vintage [Science] Fiction Images Collection
[Futuristic air travel] / Harry Grant Dart.
166 Media in collectionpage 1 of 2

science fiction from "The Purchase of the North Pole: a sequel to “From the Earth to the Moon” ... Illustrated"

This image has been taken from scan 000125 from "The Purchase of the North Pole: a sequel to “From the Earth to the Moon” ... Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tag... more

Scores of Strange Beasts Hurried out from Under Them from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

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science fiction from "The Story Hunter or Tales of the weird and wild, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "The Story Hunter or Tales of the weird and wild, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British L... more

science fiction from "Babylon Electrified. The history of an expedition undertaken to restore ancient Babylon by the power of electricity, and how it resulted ... Translated ... by Frank Linstow White. Illustrated by Montader"

This image has been taken from scan 000193 from "Babylon Electrified. The history of an expedition undertaken to restore ancient Babylon by the power of electricity, and how it resulted ... Translated ... by Fr... more

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

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

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

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.

Print shows a flying machine returning from the moon.

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

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

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

L'arriveé

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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. Feuille no. 2 / dressé et presenté ... le 19 mars 1853, Vaussin-Chardanne.

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.

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

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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

[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.

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.) ...

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

science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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steampunk from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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science fiction from "The Angel of the Revolution: a tale of the coming Terror. ... With illustrations by F. T. Janes"

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"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

science fiction from "Olga Romanoff: or, the Syren of the Skies. A sequel to “The Angel of the Revolution.”"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Olga Romanoff: or, the Syren of the Skies. A sequel to “The Angel of the Revolution.”". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, ... more

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.

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000080 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000126 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000267 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000081 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000178 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

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fantasy art from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000333 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000049 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000069 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

Voline from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000132 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

steampunk from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000310 from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

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science fiction from "The Outlaws of the Air, etc"

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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.

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.

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

Cartoon showing church with a large building built around it.

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.

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.

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 air-serpent / Frank A. Nankivell 1909.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.