Vincze Miklós:

Nobody thinks about future methods of transportation or commuting and thinks “Wow, that’s going to be incredible” any more. But for 100 years, from the Radium Age to the Space Age, people’s imaginations were on fire. Commuter rockets! Super-fast trains! UFO buses. Check out the most beguiling illustrations below.
 A futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the Opera in the Year 2000, an illustration by Albert Robida, 1882.

Via Steve Crandall.