Modern Wonder

What will they think of next?

During its lifespan, Modern Wonder was THE British boy’s magazine of science, invention and discovery. The articles it contained celebrated cutting-edge technology, and brought a mixture of science fiction and speculation to young British and Canadian readers of the 1930s and 40s.

Cover illustration: “100 Miles Above the World”
Modern Wonder. Vol. 2, No. 34, January 8, 1938.
London: Odhams.

The gift of George Cuthbertson.

Detail: illustration, “March of the Robot Army,” serial publication in Modern Wonder, instalments issued weekly through 1938.
London: Odhams.

The gift of George Cuthbertson.

Cover illustration: “The Link between London and the Airports: The George Bennie railplane to solve a great problem”
Modern Wonder. Vol. 2, No. 33, January 1, 1938.
London: Odhams.

The gift of George Cuthbertson.

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Source: Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library.