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.
I stumbled upon this victorian poster site, The most amaaaaaaaaaaazing posters, & just in time for Hallows Eve. A Must Browze !
Aubrey Beardsley illustration for Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Thomas Mallory, first published 1485
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Mr Cambell as Black Beard the Pirate. 1833.
Circus Busch - Houdini 1908.
From the Library of Congress’s Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 digital collection.
Ludlow’s Ladies’ Fine Shoes. Solid Comfort.
Handsome Tailored Suits from Frederick and Nelson. 1906.
F&N was where one’s grandmother took one for tea when one was deemed well-behaved enough for an outing. They had the best Santa at Christmas, and Frangos chocolates (the new ones don’t compare). Alas, the store closed in 1992. Nordstrom moved into the old flagship building.
October’s “Bright Blue Weather” A good time to Read!
The New York Sunday World. Sept. 15, 1895.