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"The Steampunk Workshop," Steampunk "fashion runs the gamut from the purely Victorian to the raggedy post-apocalyptic. Steampunk fashion draws inspiration from many modes, it is usually (but not exclusively) constructed on a 19th Century base and weaves in cultural threads from around the world and throughout time." Those who make Steampunk gear incorporate recycled, salvaged or re-purposed items, along with Victorian (1850s to early 1900s) objects and materials.
I needed a break from the frenzy of 8,000 anime fans, so I went to "Curiosities," located in Southeast Dallas, to spend a couple hours selecting trinkets from the amazing trove of artifacts and oddities stocked in this amazing shop. Curiosities stocks antiques and folk art of all sorts--record albums, linens, prints and maps, outsider art, toys, dolls. There is so much to look at!
I bought some Victorian scrap, some trade cards, two Viewmaster reel sets (both about the Apollo space missions) and a box containing a nearly complete United States puzzle.
I love puzzle maps, and own several versions. Enjoy these vintage images of Texas, California, and Lousiana!