Women Of The Future Postcards, Circa 1902

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Check out these antique postcards from French artist Albert Bergeret, circa 1902. Titled “Women of the Future,” the cards depict various, imagined occupations infrequently attained by women of that era.

From firefighter to doctor, student to journalist, politician to lawyer, Bergeret was right on point with his “predictions,” albeit the impractical wardrobe choices. With that said, as much as we’d like to think the images were an early statement of equality, based on the cheeky costumes and goofy smiles, it’s more likely a work of satirical comedy. Entertaining nonetheless.


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Student

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Lawyer

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Journalist

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Firefighter

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Military Fencing Master

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Doctor


h/t Dangerous Minds

Lead image:  (Left) Member of the Assemblée; (Right) Mayor

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