The thing that usually gets me about steampunk is that most of the time they don’t explain where the steam is coming from. There are few clean… Ish sources of steam. If they’re using coal the process of creating the steam also creates soot. Icky icky soot. Kids were frequently used in the mining and shoveling of the coal. They were actually called coal rakers but the term isn’t widely known. This guy is my corgi coal urchant.