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.
Maude Adams, 1900s via The New York Public Library
Reminds me of H.H. Holmes, the serial killer. It’s not him (different nose).
A man in a suit and bowler hat jumping in the air in his backyard. Photograph by Wallace G. Levison. Brooklyn, New York, 1890.
The Strand magazine, 1893.
A door? I shall open it! BUT HOW?
This has been “Narrating What People In Pictures Are Thinking.”
“I say, where are those lazy servants?”
Baron Guy de Rothschild, 1980
New York, 1943