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.
The New York Knickerbockers Baseball Club, clockwise from top left: Alfred Cartwright, Alexander Cartwright, William Wheaton, Henry Tiebout Anthony, Daniel “Doc” Adams, and Duncan Curry, ca. 1847.
What splendid looking fellows!