A Prophetic Vision of the 20th Century by J. Campbell Cory, 1901

Happy New Year, everybody! 2013 proved to be one of the biggest years in history for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and we can’t thank you enough for your patience during our move this summer, and your undying support in celebrating our incredible new home with us this Fall! We know that 2014 only holds even bigger and better opportunities for us, and we’re excited to share them all with you in the coming months.

Below, an original tearsheet (which is currently on exhibit in our Treasures gallery) from January 6, 1901 by J. Campbell Cory for the New York World. Unfortunately by 2014 we still haven’t mastered teleportation, let alone by 1987 as he predicts…

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J. Campbell Cory tearsheet for the New York World. From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

See you all in 2014!