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Gang Roundup – October 2016

Hi everyone. I don’t know about you, but September has been pretty crazy for me. I’ve still managed to collect a few posts that I’d like to share with you.


“The Old New World” (Photo-based animation project)

I literally stumbled upon this video while browsing for something else on YouTube and loved it. I’ve talked before of my love for vintage photos and this project brings them to life. It’s amazing.

wedding-photography-1920s-150 Fascinating Vintage Wedding Photos from the Roaring 20s

Don’t you find vintage wedding photos fascinating? There is something which is always the same about wedding photos throughout the eras (especially in the last two centuries, of course) and still something so very different about them, belonging to the particular era in a way no other wedding photos are.

It’s a reminder that yes, we are so different, but we are also always the same.


Medicinal Alcohol and the AMA


Well, you will have heard. During Prohibition, the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol (never the consumption) was prohibited… well, unless you were a doctor.

Because of course alcohol could cure a whole lot of illnesses, as everybody knows, and so doctors were allowed to prescribed it to their patients. You wouldn’t imagine how many people became ill in that period.

Besides, religious practices were allowed too… but I suppose this is a story for another day.



Dieselpunk Lexicon:Part 1 Alternate History

Larry Amyett has started a series of blogs where he will talk about the different types of Dieselpunk out there.

I’m very excited about it because I’ve noticed that even dieselpunks tend to have a very restrictive idea about what our genre is and what it is about.
I really like Larry’s ideas about Dieselpunks, in fact, my own idea owns a lot to his.
So have a read and tell me what you think.



How I learned that grandad executed Erskine Childers

Most people (well, most people into XX history at least) are aware of the Irish Easter Riding of 1916. But not as many are aware of the bloody civil war that followed it, which was particularly fierce between 1921 and 1924.
It was a terrible war that wedge brother against brother and left lasting wounds in the history of Ireland.

Author and historian David Lawlor tells of how his grandfather was involved in those events.

And so this is it for this month too. I hope you enjoyed my selection of posts. What is your favourite post? Did you come across something 1920s or Dieselpunk that would feature beautifully in this collection. I’d certainly what to know!


  • Anabel
    Posted October 3, 2016 at 22:41

    Loved the wedding photos! My granny’S wedding would fit in quite nicely there, though nothing like as grand as most of them.

    • Post Author
      Posted October 7, 2016 at 09:43

      They are lovely, aren’t they? Vintage photos are always nice in my eyes, but I particularly like the ones depicting regular people. Celebrity photos are stunning sometimes, but regual people photo are fascinating 🙂

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