Medicine Macabre – The General’s Leg

The American Civil War, like any conflict, produced a cast of both famous and infamous characters and personalities throughout its brutal span. Whilst some, like General Sedgwick and his famous last words, (“Why are you dodging like this? They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance…”) will always hold a special place in our hearts , […]

September 19th, 1879 – Blackpool’s “Artificial Sunshine”

In the north west of England off the coast of the Irish Sea lies a sea side resort town called Blackpool. The town rose to prominence as a major center of tourism in England when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialized regions of Northern England. The railway made it much easier and cheaper […]

The Beginnings of Controlled Flight

When not busy with cultivating the land on his farm and tilling the crops, Micajah Clark Dyer of Georgia, USA labored in his workshop on his innovative flying apparatus. It is believed successful trial flights were made between 1872-1874 on the mountainside in Choestoe, but detailed dates are not available In 1874 Clark Dyer filed US Patent […]

This Week in History – Sept. 12th to Sept. 18th

The Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. September 12th 1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning. 1848 – Switzerland becomes a Federal state. 1857 – The SS Central America […]

Medicine Macabre – Condoms

Vintage condoms: made of the finest animal intestines and linen fabric, they will allow you to indulge in the unseemly task of conjugal obligations – without reproducing! Delightful! Better yet, they can be reused!

This Week in History – September 5th to September 11th

The Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. September 5th 1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1839 – The United Kingdom declares […]

This Week in History – August 29th to September 4th

The Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. August 29th 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction. 1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War. 1869 – The […]

This Week in History – August 22nd to August 28th

The Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. August 22nd 1849 – The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice. 1851 – The first […]

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