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Y1K in Danzig

THE CENTURY TURNS, ENDLESS JOY- DANZIG IN THE YEAR 2000, OH BOY!

I am sure that everybody owns, or at least, has seen examples of the German 5Pf postal stationery century cards, such as this one. used from l)aniig on 30. 12. I 199; hut how about this “gold card” sent (in 25.K. 1901. by rail to (irosstabar, depicting ‘DANZIG in the year 2000” - translating loosely to: ‘How Danzig will turn out a hundred years from now. This vision of the future shows you just how”

Just look at the fanciful viaduct carrying the steam railway past the Raihaus and the grand buildings with the mythical heasis adorning them. AL least the moonlit Marienkirche still ligured in the artist’s mind - hut no mechanical marvels, no motorcars, no magnificent men in their flying mhines and hardly anybody out on the streets celebrating the midnight hour imagine how difficult it would be for us to picture what the world will look like in the year 2100. Best wishes, from Giles.

 

Danzig Report Vol. 1 - Nr. 105 - October - November - December - 1999, Page 32.


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