One hundred years ago, visionaries and artists wondered what the future might look like for females.
A set of 20 trading cards dating all the way back to 1902, republished by the Longstreet blog in 2012, depicts “Les Femmes de l'Avenir” -- the women of the future.
In an age when most women felt uncomfortable showing a demure ankle in social settings or holding a professional position, an imaginative photographer took the time to create a world in which women held a host of jobs.
The costumes of each woman fall more on the side of post-Victorian pin-up calendar than professional garb, but it's fascinating to look at the clothing elements and attitudes that are clearly seen as important to each profession, whether it be a cigarette or a pair of spectacles.
The photos were reportedly created by A. Bergertet, of Nancy, France.