In 1902, French artist Albert Bergeret imagined what future female professionals might look like for a series of trading cards called “Women of the Future.” The often-impractical and scanty sartorial choices make clear that the collection was intended to be more alluring than aspirational. Still, the models sport some incredible outfits, hamming it up as doctors, lawyers, soldiers, and jockeys. Although none of these getups of the future ever came to fruition, they’d make for good Halloween costumes if you’re not one to get hung up on details like place, time, or reality.

Draftee

Garde champêtre is a combination of a forest ranger, game warden, and police officer.

Police officer

Firefighter

Military drummer

Member of a Light Infantry Regiment in the French Army

Sergeant

 

Second Lieutenant

General

Student

Coachwoman

Jockey

Artist

Journalist

Lawyer

Doctor

Mayor

Member of the Assemblée Nationale

All images from fantaisiesbergeret.free.fr.

[h/t Dangerous Minds]