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.
L’Ombrelle - Le Gant - Le Manchon. Octave Uzanne. Paris, Quantin, 1883. Cover by Paul Avril.
(The Parasol, the Glove, the Muff). Brilliant in-text illustrations and borders throughout by Paul Avril in a panoply of fin-de-siecle styles, printed in a variety of different colors. A charming history of fashion and fetishism at the same time. [Carteret IV, 384]