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.
An Australian icon. Wonderful photo… that is some tight corset.
Author and feminist Stella Miles Franklin in 1902.
ca. 1890, [nurse taking tea at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London]
ca. 1850-2, [Two Gentlemen Playing Checkers], Jeremiah Gurney(?)
ca. 1907, “Mae Gordon’s Original Insane Moving Pedestal”
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Flapper”
“As Fitzgerald would later comment, ‘The Jazz Age had a wild youth and a heady middle age,’ and there is perhaps no better exhibit of its wild youth than the American flapper. Her outward flamboyance - her bobbed hair, her flapping galoshes, her rouged face, her short skirts - made her perhaps the most visible outward representation of the revolution in manners and morals of the postwar generation whose inward spirit was less festive, a spirit echoed in the phrase ‘lost generation.’ Fitzgerald, of course, did not invent the flapper, but he did invent the flapper of fiction, bringing her for the first time to the attention of the more than two and a half million readers of the middle-American mouthpiece, The Saturday Evening Post.”
Joan of Arc by Gaston Bussière, 1908
Isolde by Gaston Bussière, 1911