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.
“Step Inside! American Bar/ Je ne pense pas.” An image from The National Library of Scotland, ca. 1918. They write:
The price list on the left lists everything from tobacco and confectionery to stationary, plugs and matches. It is a well-stocked canteen. It is thought this photograph was taken by John Warwick Brooke.
A large number of canteens were set up to provide refreshments for the many soldiers at the Front. The rations given to the men were so often frugal that the extra sustenance offered by the canteens was welcome. It also offered the men somewhere to relax, providing a brief escape from the harsh realities of life at the Front.
Joseph Gussert of Wrightstown, Wisconsin was drafted into the US Army during World War I. For this portrait photograph, a studio photographer posed him in front of a painted backdrop depicting a tank and an American flag.