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.
Gladys, Countess de Grey, as Cleopatra at the Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, July 1897.
“Unlike the other two ladies who went to the Ball as Cleopatra, Lady de Grey was the only one whose slave formed an intrinsic part of her costume.” (via)