One of our favorite databases is VICTORIAN POPULAR CULTURE
Basic themes are
SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY was the hot new thing and how-to books, pamphlets and journals concentrated on this subject, many of which are available on this site.
There are also wonderful, hilarious POSTERS, such as
You can see the posters as a slide show.
There are also VIDEOS of silent films that go back as far as 1894 and the AUDIO selections are old Music Hall songs.
Don’t forget to check out the sideshow freaks… you might get an idea for a costume.