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 Old Umbrella’ ( 1886) an illustration from Punch magazine. I often wonder if J.W. Waterhouse once saw this illustration ( ‘Punch’ was an incredibly popular magazine) and based the figure in ‘Windflowers’ upon it. ‘Windflowers’ dates from 1903.
Addlebrained addicts smoke out their brains to the tune of scorched old fiddler Nick-Otin. Fully titled ‘Old Nick-Otin Stealing “Away the Brains” of His Devotees’, a captioned cartoon in woodcut by N.N., in the London weekly Punch, Saturday, January 16 1869, page 21.
From a collection of comics and illustrations depicting the human head spiked or sucked, opened up, overflowing or downright exploding, at Yesterday’s Papers.
A Good Riddance: “The King has done a popular act in abolishing the German titles held by members of His Majesty’s family.” Cartoon of George V of the United Kingdom in Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 27, 1917.