Steampunk (part 1)

by Camellia Staab September. 05, 2018 530 views

Approximately 102 miles from Springfield, across the Illinois-Missouri border, nestled right next to the Mississippi River, is a city called Hannibal. For those of you, who have read the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, know that the author of these books, Samuel Langhorne Clemens or better known by his pen name Mark Twain, grew up in Hannibal. The city of Hannibal, its people at the time, and the Mark Twain Cave originally known as McDowell’s Cave were the inspiration he needed to create his novels.

Within the last five years, Hannibal has also become famous for their annual “steampunk” festival that takes place during Labor Day weekend. People from all ages and walks of life come to Hannibal to participate in the festivities.

What is "steampunk" and how did it originate? Part 2 of this post will hopefully shed some light. :)

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 5 months ago

awesome photos, looks like a lot of fun! thanks for the share

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Camellia Staab Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 5 months ago

You're welcome :)

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

I don't really understand what "Steam Punk" is, but your photo reportage is fantastic. 
Many to my faves! 
Great colors, compositions and clarity! 
Wow!

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David Swatton 2 years, 5 months ago

What a brilliant event. I would love to go to this - the opportunity for great portraits is amazing. Lucky you!

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Camellia Staab Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 5 months ago

It definitely was a photographers haven :)

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Ram Ya 2 years, 6 months ago

So many details in your photos!
Are you from this part of the USA? 

Thanks for sharing, Camellia.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes, Ram I am or rather I live in Springfield, Illinois. So I did drive the 102 miles to get to this festival and it was worth every mile :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

I can't stop scrolling - I bet my daughter will be excited too. Really, really good pictures!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

Sigrid I know you would have had the same reaction in person as I did...just in awe. Couldn't get enough of it. It was a fantastic experience and one I would do again in a hear beat :)

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Amazing posts of this kind of event. I had never seen nothing similar

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Me either Antonio, this was my first experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed and would do over and over again. :)

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Wish we had that here. Very good work

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Peter, it was a great experience :)
I saw this post last week before going to the event and was surprised that was available in Europe as well 
https://www.photoblog.com/carlmcphersonphotography/2018/08/28/asylum-x-steampunk-festival-2018/

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George Kunschman 2 years, 6 months ago

This looks like a blast!

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 2 years, 6 months ago

It was George and I was surprised that it was also being hosted somewhere else in the world as well 
https://www.photoblog.com/carlmcphersonphotography/2018/08/28/asylum-x-steampunk-festival-2018/

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