Poster advertising a French prophetical almanac, 1851.

Poster advertising a French prophetical almanac, 1851.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

This colour poster uses a topical balloon motif to advertise the 1851 'Almanach Prophetique', and to highlight some of its future prohesies, which include the creation of an aerial police force. An aeronaut in the top centre of the image is even depicted discovering a stray planet.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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