The Future of Our Past

I came across this lovely site, featuring magazines from years long ago. As I’m a sucker for old articles about the cutting edge of future technology, the ones from Modern Mechanix, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics are a particular delight.

One thing I noticed: they really had a thing for death rays back in the ’30s:

Popular Science, February, 1940

Modern Mechanix, October, 1936

Modern Mechanix, August, 1935

Modern Mechanix, August, 1936

Modern Mechanix, September, 1934

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