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.
Crossover garments - Nicholas II of Russia (right) is wearing German Army uniform while his cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire wears a Russian Army tunic. Several years after this picture was taken, the two countries would go against each other. In 1914, Wilhelm II declared war on Russia and United Kingdom, leaving reluctant Nicholas no choice but to prepare Russia for battle.