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)