Family departing visit with grandparents in their commuter helicopter

commuter helicopter as imagined in the 1940s

(via paleofuture)

This painting by Alexis V. Lapteff (1905-1991) is titled “Family Departing Visit with Grandparents in their Commuter Helicopter.” It was produced in 1947 and is featured in the Petersen Automotive Museum book, Driving Through Futures Past.

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6 Responses to Family departing visit with grandparents in their commuter helicopter

  1. Suburban Mum says:

    Where do you find these things? I love it!

  2. Milo says:

    Hen – hmm, variety of sources. Tumblr is very good for that. Possibly it was this guy, I can’t quite recall now! http://thisisnthappiness.com/
    Tumblr is all about re-blogging one another’s finds and I like how it works.

  3. Justin says:

    I *love* this sort of thing — 1930-60s views of how things were going to look in “the future”. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (shame that was such a bad movie). Oddly enough, my employer recently built out a new building that is decorated the way the space station was in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. Down to the hideous orange comfy chairs. I guess they were right about that one, just 9 years off… ;-)

  4. Mrs BN says:

    Very arty smarty :)

  5. mancais says:

    Oooh! Want one. There’s a helipad thing at work I could use.

  6. Milo says:

    Justin – yeh, I like these old pictures of how the future might look, too. I like the old sci-fi stuff as well.

    MrsBN – … thank you!

    Mancais – no more parallel parking eh!

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