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Antique Postcard Images Reveal Projected Visions of the US a Century Later

Massachusetts. Copley Square, Boston

A captivating assortment of odd yet fascinating postcards from Steven R. Shook offers visions conceived in the 1900s, hypothesizing how the cities, towns, and hamlets across the US might evolve over the next 100 years.


While the majority of these forecasts appear entirely unfeasible in today’s context, some of the ideas share uncanny similarities with the lifestyles we have presently.

Massachusetts. Orange

Massachusetts. Central Square, Stoneham

Massachusetts. Pittsfield

Massachusetts. Revere Beach

Massachusetts. The Square in Greenfield

New Hampshire. Centerville

New Hampshire. Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia

New Hampshire. Manchester

New Hampshire. Raymond

New Hampshire. Union

Vermont. White River Junction

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