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.
Bookplate (1900). Robert Heysham Sayre. South Bethlehem, PA. “Who Maintains Obtains.” Stack of books framed by wreath, top book open to picture of steam engine from early railroad. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection at the University of Illinois Library.
Sayre (1824–1907) was VP and chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also VP and general manager of Bethlehem Iron Works, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The town of Sayre, PA was named in his honor.
Oscar Wilde in the spring of 1900, taken by Lord Alfred Douglas.
This picture was taken about six months before Wilde’s death. He certainly looks heavier and more aged than in any other photograph I’ve ever seen of him.
Young People Drinking, 1900 (via The Selvedge Yard)
Title: The book of saints and friendly beasts
Author: Brown, Abbie Farwell, d. 1927
Szent István Bazilika, Budapest, 1900 körül
Klösz György felvétele
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, c. 1900
Photo by György Klösz
Nikola Tesla’s letterhead, circa 1900.
Next time I write a letter, this right here.
Inside the Festival Hall at the Exposition Universelle in 1900, Paris
“A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A single shot could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the water’s surface. The hunter would maneuver the entire boat in order to aim the gun. In the United States, this practice depleted stocks of wild waterfowl and by the 1860s most states had banned the practice.
“Since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 there has been a punt gun salute every Coronation and Jubilee in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, England”
Sources: International Ammunition Association / Spalding Today
Cycles Clesse, Bureaux & Magasins, 21 Rue N. D. de Nazareth
Emile Clouet (French)
Wow, I would so not recommend cycling in that get-up, unless you wanted to end up like Isadora Duncan!