:: Museum Of Natural History Chicago, Illinois ::
:: Robots Like Us / Robert Lesser Collection of Robots & Space Toys ::
These characters tell us a story of a very interesting era — the time between World War II and the first human Moon landing — and they depict how people in the past saw our future. From the 1940s to the 1960s, popular culture was greatly influenced by visions of the future and science fiction fantasies. Robots became the toy to own. They explored the fantasy of an unknown frontier and were armed with the technology of the future!