Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
1st March, 1692In Salem, Massachusetts, the suggestions and accusations of witchcraft finally came to a head and three women were arrested and interrogated Sarah Good (a homeless woman known to beg for food and shelter from neighbours , Sarah Osborne (who rarely attended church), and Tituba (a slave). After a week, Tituba confessed to witchcraft and confirmed her co-conspirators and from here accusations spread like wildfire across the area.“And now Nineteen persons having been hang’d, and one prest to death, and Eight more condemned, in all Twenty and Eight, of which above a third part were Members of some of the Churches of N. England, and more than half of them of a good Conversation in general, and not one clear’d; about Fifty having confest themselves to be Witches, of which not one Executed; above an Hundred and Fifty in Prison, and Two Hundred more acccused; the Special Commision of Oyer and Terminer comes to a period,…”
The Daily Mirror (Monday, 17th February, 1913)
‘The last sweet thing.’
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1886.
“Surely somewhere…he had seen a face like that.”
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1890.
Where bright colors are restful
from The Ladies Home Journal (July 1923)
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, England
King Christian IX of Denmark. He was known as the “Father-in-law of Europe”. Outside of his eldest son Frederick becoming King of Denmark, his second son Wilhelm became George I of Greece. His eldest daughter Alexandra married Queen Victoria’s eldest son Prince Albert (Edward VII), while his second daughter Dagmar married the heir to the Russian throne, Tsarevich Alexander (Tsar Alexander III), she was to become the Empress Maria Feodorovna. His grandson Carl became King Haakon VII of Norway. His descendants now reign in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Norway.
This is Franz, Duke of Bavaria. To Jacobites, he is known as King Francis II
Alexandre François Desportes (French, Champigneulle 1661–1743 Paris), Still Life with Silver. Oil on canvas.