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How to Be a Retronaut

Victorian Star WarsHow have I never encountered this site before? It is utterly splendid.

How to Be a Retronaut is run by historical consultant Chris Wild. The site’s tagline is “Ever get the feeling you’re living in the wrong time?” and it is an almost inexplicable collection of vintage/time-travel/steampunk/godonlyknows photos and minutiae, ranging from Victorian Star Wars through aliens in vintage postcards to movie posters from Atomic-age Hollywood.

There are videos which purport to show time travelers and M.C. Escher in Lego and anatomical drawings of mermaids and…let’s just say you’re going to be here for a while.

Cross-posted at The Art of Darkness

Posted in Ephemera June 3rd, 2011 by Chip
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