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In 1898 was published a book entitled "The car of tomorrow" written by John Grand-Carteret, engravings were created by Gustave Girrane
Below engraving "Predictions for 1900"
Text from below the sketch:
" original sketch of Gustave Girrane
In 1900, inventor found "Minuscules" electrical and portable tiny car that everyone can have easy, because they will be within reach of every budget.
there is no more pedestrians, such will be the result ! "
John Grand-Carteret , born on 6 May 1850 In Paris where he died on 31 August 1927, Is a French journalist, historian of art and fashion, considered as a pioneer in the field of iconology , his work History, life, manners and curiosity by the Image remaining a reference.
Son of the Huguenot banker Victor Grand and Marie-Antoinette Carteret, sister of the Geneva politician Antoine Alfred Désiré Carteret , John Grand-Carteret begins as a journalist in Geneva , then goes up to Paris . He collaborated in the New Era under the pseudonym "Historicus".
Great collector of prints , of prints and drawings, he dedicated many works to the history of manners through the image and caricature : he pioneered here, drawing his master Champfleury , and By joining the innovative works of Eduard Fuchs (1870-1940) on the image.
Thus, in 1883 , he organized an exhibition on the iconography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau at the Pavillon de la Ville in Paris, a kind of exhibition that is a first in France.
He founded with Émile Rondeau the magazine Le Livre and the image in March 1893.
John Grand-Carteret is the grandfather of the painter Jean Albert Grand-Carteret .
Source : http://paleofuture.com/blog/category/1880s Thanks to Matt Novak
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