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.
1890. Projet d’une traversée du pole Nord en ballon.
Print at bottom shows a cross section of the basket beneath the balloon, “Le Sivel” during its expedition to the North Pole. Interior of cabin includes a central living area occupied by four men, an area for housing several dogs at left, and a work and supply area occupied by one man at right. Print at top left shows the balloon in flight; a line hangs from the balloon and rests on the ice.