Posts Tagged ‘Old-Timey’

African Steam Safari via Luxury Train

Jan
26

141106161010-rovos-rail-steam-safari-horizontal-galleryThere’s hardly anything more old-timey than booking a cabin and enjoying the journey of an old steam train. All aboard to Africa for Rovos Rail’s luxury steam excursions! Traverse throughout the continent on your own personal safari, but leave your …

Steampunk Shines in Russian Band’s Sea of Despair’s Latest Video

Aug
21

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Steampunk music videos don’t need to be filled with airships, derring-do, mad science and Tesla coils. Sometimes, the steampunk aesthetic sets not only a mood but a story as well. In Russia, the band Sea of Despair has a music …

Come to a Neo-Victorian outing for the whole family!

May
13

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This Sunday marks the start of our summer-long steampunk tea and music series, Watch Chains and Lace! Come to Pleasant Home in Oak Park this Sunday at 5pm for an evening of music, tea, cookies, lawn games, and socializing with …

Come to the Old-Timey Salon April 6!

Apr
05

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Yes come out tomorrow for our old timey salon! Come experience the Victorian salon like they used to do it! Friends, merriment, beverages, music and pleasure.

NEBBIA GALLERY 902 N California!

Come as you are of course, but we encourage …

Steampunks can relive the past this weekend at Military History Fest!

Feb
01

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Steampunks! You may only be slightly out of time this weekend at Military History Fest 9 in St. Charles. Nonetheless, we love history, dressing up, and acquiring new gear! No better place to acquire period gear than at a history …

History Revised!

Apr
25

History ain’t what it used to be! Steampunks mash up the past and present while looking to the future. Altered History and Alternate Histories are two websites that have fun scrambling the past.

Captain Kit Kaboom (aka Abbey Manalli of …

Murder! Mayhem! Tour Guides!

Jan
09

Chances are that we will see a renewed interest in Chicago history with the 2013 cinematic release of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio as the murderous H.H. Holmes. After all, it should combine the …

The Chicago Steampunk Apartment Gets Featured

Apr
28

As the steampunk aesthetic continues to grow beyond fashion, music, conventions and modded gadgets and computers. A passion for antiques, clocks, taxidermy and oddities can quickly grow to encompass ones surroundings as well.

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Universal’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The First Submarine Photoplay

Mar
07

In my endless search for out of print films or “lost” films now available via the internet, I often scour www.archive.org and other sites for things I may have overlooked. Recently, I came across two Fritz Lang films from 1919 …

Steampunk: A Present-Day Way of Life, Not Solely Anachronistic Fashion

Apr
04

I’d like to discuss the idea of what one might call chronological acclimatization, or better put, “what year you think you’re in” and how it relates to Steampunk.  To the uninitiated, those who dedicate themselves to the Steampunk movement, fashion …