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Book, The World in 2030 A.D.

This is a Book. It was written by Frederick Edwin Smith and designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1930. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.


Kauffer completed the cover design and nine airbrushed illustrations for The World in 2030 A.D. Written by Conservative politician Frederick Edwin Smith, chapters on industry, war, and everyday life envision a highly regulated future society in which women are inferior to men. The chapter on women suggests that childbearing will become an affair of the state involving the use of an artificial womb, as illustrated here.

It is credited Barbara Jakobson Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open, approximate): 24 × 33.8 cm (9 7/16 × 13 5/16 in.)

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