I have always been drawn to the obscure, the arcane and the inconspicuous. The things we tend to forget, or overlook, when taking stock of the past. Small nuggets of history lost between more prominent events, inventions that failed, or times and people remembered now only by a few.
We commemorate what remain evident in our lives, the success of great scientists and marvelous inventors, the theory of Special Relativity and the aeroplane, but do we salute the Hollow Earth hypothesis and the Mail Rocket?
Steampunk is basically a tribute to the little things, the pages that didn’t quite make it into history books, things that make you go: Hmmm, I didn’t know that.
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