The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote in little_details,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective

The 1890s

I have a steam-punk story that takes place in the 1890s, in an alternate universe. So far, the differences are attributable to my main character, who is a British inventor and a Lord. The questions I have are varied, and while Google helps on some things, it doesn't help with everything I need help with.

First of all - and Google was not much help with this - I would like to know where to get a list of famous people of the 1890s, people who were alive and healthy and already famous during that era. In as many countries as possible, but mainly Britain, Europe, and America. Including kings, queens, and so on.

Secondly, I need a list of exclamations for the era, that a Lord and other wealthy people might say. The 1890s equivalents of "holy shit" and so on.

Some sites to find manners and stuff, particularly topics they "just [didn't] discuss" back then, or how they might discuss them if they had reason to. I need some sense of the kinds of things that would have caused a stir. Some of his inventions may be very controversial.

Basically, I need stuff about the 1890s.

Edit: Okay, now I have something to add. The story I made this post about is a planned sequel to another story I wrote, which I hadn't read for months and months. And, um... turns out it takes place in 1920. *Ducks*

Second edit: Well, since the story involves a time machine, I suppose I might be able to use this info after all.

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