45 Vintage ‘Space Age’ Illustrations

As a child, I truly believed that at this point in my life I would be living in a space-dome community with a flying car and a robot maid.  I can even remember the utter disappointment of realizing that most of the things I read in my dad’s back issues of Popular Science magazine would never see the light of day.

Until we all are living in outer space with flying automobiles and robot servants, we can pass the time with these 45 vintage illustrations of a space age tomorrow.  Hopefully these beautiful and creative works of art won’t bring back too many childhood disappointments.

Don’t worry, you’ll get your jetpack someday.


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  1. Thanks, impressive collection.

  2. I’ve got you on my iGoogle homepage and dig your posts! This particular post has captured my imagination: The rowmobile, the dyno-wheel motor bus and the silent engine!! Why don’t we have these in our day to day life!? Thank you for posting!

    Heather Marie Miller / November 18th, 2008
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  5. The past is full of some really awful ideas.

    Also, that last one has happened to ME!

  6. @Kahuna Kawentzmann – You’re very welcome.

    @Heather Marie Miller – Thanks for subscribing! I’m still holding out hope that all these things will be available any day now :)

    @Luke – Say what you will, but you know you’d kill for a robot Christmas tree decorator. And I’m sorry about your accident, but you really shouldn’t be driving so recklessly on the roof of a giant skyscraper.

  7. If half the imagination that was in old science and especially science fiction still existed in practical industry, we would’ve all had flying cars by now. I’m incredibly bitter about not having flying cars; it feels like we were robbed of our future.

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  9. Nice collection, although I would like to say that we do have at least 2 of these already. The “sea bicycle on balloons” can be seen at many beach resorts as tricycles, and the “speedy ski car” has been used in many variations in Russia since WW2. Also, while rather dangerous, it IS possible to fly a plane with its wings folded up like on the May 1952 issue.

  10. We already have most of those things. Think about it, we have ski-lifts, jet-skis, tiny tv’s, multi-displays, and etc, maybe not in the exact same form, but still quite the same. But the things that we don’t have, like mechanical horses on water are just plain retarded.

    We have robots capable of decorating a tree, and technology for a lot of other things like jet-packs, but they’re just too expensive or impractical.

    But if robots ever do get cheap enough, why would someone ever want them to decorate your Christmas tree for you?

    Tasks like vacuuming the floor would be better done by a robot, and we have those.

    Those magazines also didn’t predict a lot of things that we do have today.

    So I would say things are pretty good, and the future is looking pretty bright. Although I wish we put more effort in to exploring outer space, that does seem a little too slow for my liking

  11. It seems to me like most of the stuff here that people would ever actually want does exist already; it just doesn’t look like people in the 1950s imagined it. Awesome collection, though. Imagine what our world would have been like if there had actually been a market for some of this stuff?

  12. @ Caleb – Not using your robot for mundane tasks, like dispatching your arch nemesis, or decorating the lair for festive occasions, would result in the immediate revocation of your robot license and you’d have the mustache torn from your lip in disgrace.

  13. We still have that future cities book in the library where I work. Its part of a series. It has some really great pictures.

  14. the sSkyway to Timberline is was a real way to get to the ski resort back in the day, Timberline Lodge where they filmed The Shining

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  17. … i’M STILL WAITING FOR MY FLYING CAR…

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  21. we were supposed to get uphill helicopter skiing?! weve been JIPPED!

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  23. cool covers with projected technology and innovations. give a thumb up on SU!

  24. At least those small TVs actually make sense, we have TVs in mobile phones these days. Only problem to be solved in them is reception is underground areas and more importantly the problem of batteries lasting for only about 2 to 3 hours. Meaning that if you buy one of the new fancy Samsungs (I think) you may just not manage to see the entire soccer game.

  25. We do actually have mos of this. while some of the ideas are impractical others just haven’t had a demand large enough like the silent lawn mower perfectly with in our realm of capabilities.

  26. Well, the one thing I always wanted to see invented that has been invented wasn’t pictured. Of course, it’s hard to take or draw a picture of invisibility. Although ecstatic it was invented/discovered, I am now pissed that we commoners likely will never get to use it unless we become assassins for the government.

  27. awesome collection..i love it…where have you got these..but good work.

  28. Monorails, home made submarines, jetskis, we have those but like someone said, I’m happy with my mobile phone, I’d probably crash that damn flying car anyway

  29. Thats why its always been said “Old is Gold”. :)

    the pics looks really great.. :)

  30. Utterly ridiculous.

    Terry Wagar / November 29th, 2008
  31. I know exactly what you mean. I don’t care how advanced communications technology gets. We haven’t achieved a thing until I see:
    1. commuter flights to the moon
    2. cars that hover via ant-gravity field
    everything else is just icing on the cake of tech.

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  33. Wow, the _Alvin_ on the cover of the August ’64 issue of Popular Science — this is in fact the first sub to dive on _Titanic_ in 1986 out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. One of the few mechanical thingies on this entire list that actually exists….

    The 2-Belo / November 30th, 2008
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  40. Obviously, OSHA and personal injury lawyers were never envisioned to be in the future…

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  45. Wonderful collection! I used to want a flying car–until someone pointed out people would drive them the same way they drive land-based cars. Omigod!!

    smurfswacker / November 30th, 2008
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  47. Times change.

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  49. I am sort of glad that we haven’t progressed to flying cars given that most of todays drivers cannot handle 2 dimensions

  50. Thanks for all the hilarious comments everybody!

    @pokinsmot – Uphill helicopter skiing is something that technically we could be doing today, but it’s probably a good thing we’re not. :P

    @johntindale – I think we’re on the same page here.

    @arby – The personal injury lawyers would go to town with 90% of this stuff. Still would be worth it to play water polo on a floating horse jet boat.

    @Pete – lol.

  51. I love these illustrations. Thank you for publishing them online. One of my first technology books is the World of the Future – Future Cities and another is a book on the visions of Syd Mead on Blade Runner.

  52. I love Vintage
    Absolut amazing

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  63. A fanastic set of illustrations! The pipe smoking 50s retro future with happy smiling families and entirely impractical forms of transportation is the stuff of dreams!

    I was lucky enought to be given a couple of hundred copies of Galaxy, Astounding Science Fiction and various other early monthly sci fi magazines. The covers are often more fantasy but have a very similar feel and they older ones have some hilarious adverts for cigarette / dyanetics / scientology that would get them so sued today.. ;-) I think you’ve just inspired me to scan the lot with covers and the better adverts to put on the web!

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  67. wish someone would post a download link of a .zip with all the high-res versions..

    hint hint ;)

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  77. The big disappointment is that all of our inventions today are black or brushed aluminum. Imagine if they were these bright colors! I’d love a bright red DVD player with yellow fins.

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  83. My favorite is the dog in the last picture – “the hell with you people and your stupid machines”

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  88. That propellor car idea was mine, MINE! Now, excuse me while I take my rowmobile downtown, there’s a sale on red sweaters and I want to beat the peak hour gyrocar traffic. ZOUNDS!

  89. Hmm, seems in the future everything will be powered by a propellor or a dynamo – I like it!

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  91. These Pictures Are Not The Present,We Are Now Way Advanced. I Think The Future Is Going To Be The Same As Now. But there will be more advanced things thats what i think the future will be like.

    Jacqueline Hilario / December 9th, 2008
  92. the things we have now is better than what they thought we would have

    Humberto Mazariegos / December 9th, 2008
  93. the things they planned for the future are cool i think we”ll have them in our future..

  94. This pictures are almost the same as we have know but we have them fancy

  95. the future will be ausome

    7 Rudy Aguirre / December 9th, 2008
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  97. The Future is gonna be pretty awesome than right now with all the new computer stuff. ( :

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  99. Colonies in space? International space station. Not quite there, but close. We’re not all just down here or just passing through space.
    Solar heating? Getting closer. Still fringe, but it is happening.
    Wristwatch TV? Too many options to count. I guess the most gee-whiz would be the iPhone right now.

    Sometimes we need to look at how much we’ve actually accomplished and how amazing some of the things that people never even thought of or never thought we’d achieve to the degree we have.

  100. Thanks for this presentation. Great stuff! Great art and great mementos of a time (and attitude) long gone.

    Mucky Fingers / December 12th, 2008
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  104. The future ain’t what it used to be. I still want my atomic helicopter, my robot sex-slaves, my collapsible hypercube house. How much longer must I wait?!?!?!?

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  111. Es incleible la imaginacion de nuestros abuelos!
    Gracias por este museo grafico.

    Saludos!

    :wly:

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  114. I love the skier who is one fall away from being sliced and diced by his skiing propeller.

    Lots of red and yellow too.

  115. Science lies!

    :(

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  117. Beautiful stuff. Trying to imagine what it would be like to anticipate the next copy of these magizines in the good old days. The illustration all make very good study!

    Thanks

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  122. Anyone who thinks there are no inventions these days should check out some of the talks/presentations on YouTube that have been posted by TED … great ideas…

    Marco Wehe / January 22nd, 2009
  123. wow fantastic collection here I remember reading these years and years ago when i was kid but i dont remember any of these except for the jet pack one, always a fav of mine

  124. I just love this type of stuff. Great collection

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  126. Awesome post. All this stuff is right up my alley.

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  128. Notice half those things are motorized flying vehicles or some type of new addition to a car or or a better way to wage war and increased pleasure in leisure activities……Fuck the current world….I dont see one fucking idea that will enhance the fundamental well being of all human beings, these ideas where born out of ideological imagination to induce capitalism.

    the current world affairs / February 5th, 2009
  129. this stuff is so propagandistic

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  131. As the former Creative Director of Popular Mechanics from 1983 to 2004 I designed many covers on similar themes. Besides my own great illustrated covers by artists like Attila Hejja the best covers were done in the 1930’s and 40’s. You can see them all at:
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/marketing/covers/

  132. The Future is ruled by white inventors! Damn…

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  138. Looks so cool, If we get 255 of those thing here, the world wil be amazing. LOL at the ’64 magazine about the match of the century, in cheker, man vs computer.

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  141. That is so retro futuristic!

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  143. Actually, the cover featuring the Alvin was accurate. That submarine explored the very deepest oceans and was featured in National Geographic.

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  149. I want one of those Sea Bicycles….way too much fun! Thanks for sharing…these are great! :-)

  150. Great stuff! A fellow baby boomer? Anyway I remember as a kid the future looking a lot rosier than it does these days; technology was going to be our saviour as we lived lives of leisure. Or was that just part of being a kid?

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  152. Really creative! thanks!

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  155. veeery good man, if you find more, post it please

  156. Funny how dangerous and badly engineered so many of those devices actually are!

    When I was a boy, I fully believed those green fields and gargantuan cities, rockets and big-jawed Dan Dares.

  157. We have at least 80% of these in some form or another. Whoever thinks otherwise has been hiding under a rock.

    The inventions we have that I know of off the top of my head are: multiple TV and computer screens and Picture in Picture options for some TV’s, jet packs that sell for around $100,000, we DO have a prototype of the first flying car however it can only fly a few feet at the moment, we have TV’s as small as a wrist watch, we have floating bikes, we have deep sea diving equipment, we have robots to assist the physically disabled as well as robotic pets vaccuums girlfriends (yes, girlfriends, yuck), we have solar powered homes, Wii will do the same as the “fishing lesson,”not domed cities but there is a manmade beach and tropical oasis in a dome in I think Japan, we have had row-mobiles for many years, we have sky lifts, and etc…

    The flying car is still being developed and scientists are also working on invisibility. They have sucessfully made small items such as pencils disappear and are now working on larger objects and eventually people, all by “bending light.”

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  160. really nice!thank you

  161. That was an awesome time to live. They were so lucky to have such cool cars.

  162. Actually, quite a few of the things illustrated on those covers have come to be. Others have not happened or have taken a much different form. But over all, they were more accurate than many would think.

  163. This amazing future was a trip – to the past

  164. […] 45 Vintage ‘Space Age’ Illustrations – Until we all are living in outer space with flying automobiles and robot servants, we can pass the time with these 45 vintage illustrations of a space age tomorrow. Hopefully these beautiful and creative works of art won’t bring back too many childhood disappointments. […]

  165. That fish “movie” thing is pretty much the one thing I see on here that has survived in that form to modern day. I see that video game all the time. I’ve never played it and it’s probably terrible though.

  166. thank you for a wonderful trip down memory lane ! i had an older brother who died in 1965 , shortly after returning from “The New York World’s Fair “, he was an Eagle Scout and these things were his Dreams of the Future and after his death , they became mine ! Thank You for reminding me of Precious these Visions of the 21st Century was going to be !

    yankee57 / April 11th, 2010
  167. we were supposed to get uphill helicopter skiing?! weve been JIPPED!

  168. Really nice man

  169. The only problem with most of these ideas is they forgot to allow for stupidity, which of course means they’ll never come to fruition

  170. fun stuff…some amazing and some so dumb you wonder how and editor would consider a ‘science’ mind would even entertain the idea…

  171. Amazing how many DID come true! They just look a little different. One looks like a modern city scape. Just because we want to we will build that 1500 mile long cube called New Jerusalem mentioned in the last 2 chaps in the Bible, go around Relativistic, curved Space/Time, upload all Life including Animals for “not even a Sparrow falls apart from the Father,” & give Christ His well deserved Kingdom. After all says 1 Corinthians 12 27. ‘We are the Body of Christ” and all Carpenters use their Bodies to build things. Since Dinos are Birds, Heaven is the real Jurassic Park! Since Time/Space curves the things already built. Verne has his NASA and so does John!

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