The future predicted by a German chocolate factory back in the 1900s

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Apparently, back in 1900, Germans had high hopes for mankind and the inventions and experiences we would collectively create in the future. While you would think that these ideas would come from  the minds of the visionaries, scientists or inventors, in this scenario the inventor of the future was a German chocolate factory named Theodor Hildebrand & Son. The company was founded in 1817 by the confectioner Theodor Hildebrand in the center of Berlin. Hildebrand since 1830 used steam engines for the first time in Prussia, the “steam”chocolate factory could offer chocolate in bigger quantities at a low price.

As part of the 1900 Paris World’s Fair, the  Hildebrand chocolate factory decided to create an interesting marketing campaign  with a bit of a futuristic nature. The campaign was entitled  “Germany in the year 2000” and they included, colorful postcards depicting the theoretical life in the 21st Century. Altogether, 12 cards depicting the future were produced,  and Hildebrand slipped these colorful predictions of the future in the boxes of their  best-selling sweets and chocolates.

From a ship-locomotive to personal flying machines, check these  impressive illustrations offering an amusing glimpse into the general public’s perception of the future.

A Quick Stroll On The Water

A Quick Stroll On The Water Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). … Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Combined-Ship-and-Railway-Locomotive

Combined-Ship-and-Railway-Locomotive Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). … Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Moving House (via Train)

Moving House (via Train)

Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). Steam relocation “Hildebrand” houses (mobile building). Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Personal Flying Machines

Personal Flying Machines

Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). Flugmashines. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Personal-Airships

Personal-Airships

Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). … Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Police-X-Ray-Surveillance-Machine

Police-X-Ray-Surveillance-Machine

Germany in 2000 year (XXI century). Criminal police with pre-TV (Improved X-Ray). Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Roofed-Cities

Roofed-Cities

Stroll on water in the year 2000. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Televised-Outside-Broadcasting

Televised-Outside-Broadcasting

Stroll on water in the year 2000. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

The Moving Pavement

The Moving Pavement

Stroll on the water in the year 2000. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Weather Control Machine

Weather Control Machine

Stroll on the water in the year 2000. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

North Pole Trip

North Pole Trip

the year 2000 in Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source

Undersea ships

Undersea ships

the year 2000. Germany, Hildebrand Factory chocolate.Source