An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe… And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. …or so the rhyme goes. But did Lizzie really hack her parents to death? Was Lizzie a … Continue reading An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

A Fondness for Small Companions Even before Victoria became queen, she loved dogs. The first, Dash, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was a gift from Sir John Conroy to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. When she was thirteen, Victoria … Continue reading Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

Report from the Big River Steampunk Festival: Part 1 (Friday and Saturday)

Big River Steampunk Celebrates Its Fifth Year in Grand Style A little rain, steamy summertime temperatures, and oppressive humidity didn’t stop steampunks from attending the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Missouri, USA. Friday Kicked Off with a Boom… …of … Continue reading Report from the Big River Steampunk Festival: Part 1 (Friday and Saturday)

At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden

At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden – A Steampunk Journal Series by Victoria L. Szulc The Campbell House is an astonishing, completely restored Victorian Home in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The rooms have been preserved with stunning … Continue reading At the Campbell House, Steampunk/Victorian Architecture, Home, and Garden