Random things keep entering my sphere of reality lately that are peripherally steampunky. I think the universe is telling me it likes what I'm writing at the moment. ;-) Here are a couple of links that connect to the early 1900s as examples.
85-year-old steam engine ready to roll again in Lewis County
16 Edwardian Colour Photos That Will Make You Feel Like A Time Traveller
are links to more photos off that second one that I could spend hours
happily perusing. But, alas, my m/m steampunk novel isn't going to write
itself. Although every now and then I hit a scene that seems to do just
that. If only it were always so easy. ::sigh::