The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
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.
Florence La Badie (April 27, 1888 – October 13, 1917) by Alfred Cheney Johnston
Florence is one of the pioneers of early cinema, and her early death was a tragic loss. I think she would have loved the 1920s. Intelligent, talented and daring…she was nicknamed the “Hero of Coney Island” for her love of rollar coasters, but she also performed her own stunts in film.
Her career was at its peak when the breaks failed on her car. She was thrown from the vehicle, and lingered for six weeks before dying from an infection.
An illustration for a penny dreadful entitled “Hounslow Heath and its moonlight riders” by Robert Prowse, Snr. 1866.
Story by Julian St. George.
Penny dreadful as a term encompasses stories printed on a weekly basis costing a penny. Other names for them are penny horrible, penny awful, penny number and penny blood. The hay day for this type of publication was during the mid to late 19th century. My previous post of an illustration from Charley Wag is from a penny dreadful.