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"The Women of The Future," according to 1902 French trading cards [Retro Future]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1902, a French trading card manufacturer released this curious batch of playing cards depicting women and their futuristic careers as soldiers, lawyers, journalists, and cigarette-chomping students. But because these cards were designed to titillate, many of these outfits aren't entirely practical — note the firefighter and general's lack of sleeves above. In fact, much of the military regalia pictured wouldn't be super-handy in the battlefield.
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