The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
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 Old Umbrella’ ( 1886) an illustration from Punch magazine. I often wonder if J.W. Waterhouse once saw this illustration ( ‘Punch’ was an incredibly popular magazine) and based the figure in ‘Windflowers’ upon it. ‘Windflowers’ dates from 1903.