The Steam Man was created in 1868 by famed inventor John Brainerd. As the world's first robot, its significance cannot be overestimated.
Robots and Machines
Alexander Calder performing his Circus. via klt's
Victorian Scissors With Original Coffin Case c1890
The FUTURE I tell you
Teddy Bear hug - Love THIS PHOTO - (I do not personally agree with or endorse other photos on this site, but the link is embedded for those of you that wish to see all the photos)
Hearts, Hugs and Love
ROBOTS IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Montgolfier's Balloon & Flying Machines 1892 Vintage Victorian Aviation Inventions Antique Chart Of Early Flight. $43.89, via Etsy.
History | Victorian Innovation
Fracture's Awesome Infographic of Photography Mistakes to Avoid! (Plus 58 more tips on the site!)
45 ton mechanical Elephant created, in France, from junk.