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.
Disappointment (1882). Julius LeBlanc Stewart (American, 1855-1919). Commonly believed to be another Sarah Bernhardt painting.
The envelope is on the floor. The letter floats down after being dropped by the lady who took up a rose instead. Her face shows her disappointment as the letter’s contents have not satisfied her expectations or hopes. Perhaps a gentleman has broken off a previous arrangement.