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.
Bow Bells (1866) on the subject of gloves.
~ Beecham’s Pills, March 1939
via Grace’s Guide
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Laxatives keep you fit — you knew?
Belmiro de Almeida, Arrufos, (1887)
Советские плакаты по технике безопасности - часть 4
Signs of Conflict
There is an amazing new online database of posters from Lebanon’s long civil war dating between 1975 and 1991. It represents work from all the involved political parties and covers a spectrum of topics ranging from martyrdom, nationalism, commemoration, foreign intervention, allegiance, power and politics… This is the culmination of many years of work of a professor I had the pleasure of studying with under during my years at the American University of Beirut… Zeina Maasri. Enjoy browsing! For those not interested in the political aspect of the collection, it does offer an amazing collection of Arabic design and typography from the recent past.
Modern young cyclists in Paris, by Brassaï, 1938.
Repeat to yourself every day and as often as you can: ‘O Lord, have mercy on all those who will appear before You today.’ For every hour, every second, thousands of men leave this world and their souls appear before the Lord, and no one knows how many of them leave this earth in isolation, sadness, and anguish, with no one to take pity on them or even care whether they live or die. And so your prayer for such a man will rise to the Lord from the other end of the earth, although he may never have heard of you or you of him. But his soul, as it stands trembling before the Lord, will be cheered and gladdened to learn that there is someone on earth who loves him. And the Lord’s mercy will be even greater to both of you, for, however great your pity for the man, God’s pity will be much greater, for He is infinitely more merciful and more loving than you are.
--Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov: “Teachings of the Elder Zosima”
Ramblings of an average human.: Every single second…
Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784-1855) - Santa Filomena