Research Finds: Popular Science and Popular Mechanics Colorful Covers
The past issues of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics provide a great primary source resource for innovations in industry and science. Whenever I’m searching these magazines, I often get distracted by the beautifully illustrated covers dating from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. They illustrate the hope and excitement of new inventions of the period, even if some of the ideas seem a little harebrained! Here is a selection of covers with particularly amusing innovations, including a few that did eventually manifest in other designs.