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Gang Roundup – November 2017

Well, I never intended the roundup to go up this late, but hay, NaNoWriMo got in the way.
So this will be a shorter roundup, but I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Victoria Era electric car charging station 1919

Edwardian Era Electric Cars: Charging Station, 1919. Image: Library of Congress.

Victoria Era Electric Cars and the Ladies Who Loved Them

The History of the Electric Car

Now I’ll tell you the truth: I was so shocked to discover thsi that I even doubted it was a true intormation. But a bit more research showed that in fact electric cars did exist very early in the transportation industry.
I mean, why are we human so stupid? Why have we abandoned this technology, that apparently existed for a few decades, to the point that we think today that we are inventing it for the first time? I beth our Mother Earth would have been very grateful to us if our memory wasn’t this short.

I am truly shocked.

MRS JONES AND THE MIDAS TRAIN Grace E. RobinsonMrs Jones and the Midas Train: A Jazz Age Dieselpunk Fantasy by Grace E. Robinson

It’s not every day that we get a new dieselpunk story, so I’m very happy to mention this oen, which is the first in a series by fellow dieselpunk writer Grace E. Robinson.
And keep your eyes peeled, this is not the last time you’ll hear abotu Grace on this blog!

Mrs. Jones, bodyguard. 

An old scientist has invented a device that he believe will change the face of medical science, and he needs just one more piece to make it work. But the Caelum, a secret organization that uses science and magic for nefarious purposes, wants the device for their own. 

Cornelia Jones agrees to protect the old doctor on his train trip merely as a favor to a friend. But she soon gets more than she bargained for when she learns that the doctor’s invention is much more than a medical device. Can Cornelia protect herself, the doctor, and everyone else before the train becomes their doom?

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Rejection of a Roaring Twenties Author

Honestly I don’t know how to take this. Probably I should go with the positive few and think that if such authors faced a lot of rejection, I shoudl do my little bit, keep my heart and keep submitting.
Anything goes if it can keep us motivated, right?

1920 bogie glamorous jazz age art deco with stairsHallowe’en How-To: Decorate Your Home for Halloween With Vintage Flair
Hallowe’en How-To: What Food to Serve at Your Vintage Halloween Party

Well, apparently in the 1920s Halloween was arealy considered vintage and tereotyped and people tried every way to make it new and exciting. Sounds a lot like today, or does it?

As with other celebration, this is the time when a tradition became more of a commercial recurrence. Less things where done at home and instead it became very common to buy mass-producted items.

There ara  lot of really great illustration in these two article, epsecially from magazines and newspapers, which are also the main resourse for the information in both article.
It’s a great read!

 

Well, it’s been a while since I featured a video of the Postmodern Jukebox. This is not a new one, but it’s really very nice, don’t you think?


Pinteret pin. The text reads, "Gang Roundup - November 2017". The picture shows a cluster of chess pieces on a gleaming chessboard.

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6 Comments

  • Grace Robinson
    Posted November 13, 2017 at 23:45

    Thanks for including me and my first dieselpunk book in your gang roundup! Such an honor! 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted November 14, 2017 at 11:33

      You’re very welcome, Grace. I’m looking forward to having you as my guest on the blog ^_^

  • Margot Kinberg
    Posted November 14, 2017 at 19:26

    I love your roundups! I’m always really interested in the cultural aspects of an era, so it was fun to see how people did holidays such as Hallowe’en during the ’20s. Thanks for sharing.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted November 15, 2017 at 08:25

      The social aspect is always my favourite part of history too. People change over time… and still they alway remain the same. It’s fascinating 🙂

  • Teagan Geneviene
    Posted November 14, 2017 at 19:42

    Great roundup, Sarah! I hope your WriMo is going well. Hugs.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted November 15, 2017 at 08:26

      Thanks for stopping by, Teagan.
      My NaNo is going reasonably well. The story is pretty much doing what the hell it wants, but I’m happily going with it 😉

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