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 A. G. Spalding Baseball Collection is just full of men with mustaches. Seems like the rise of professional baseball corresponded with a fashion for facial hair.
A little research determines that this fellow, Mr. A.M. Wood, actually played cricket. You can read stats from several 1897 matches his team (the Philadelphians) played versus various teams in England if you are the type of person who likes reading old cricket scores.