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.
Evening News (1914). Francis Luis Mora (Uraguayan-born American, 1874-1940). Oil on canvas. Michener Art Museum.
Formal sophistication, pictorial wit and historic reference combine in a masterful performance. Here is the New York City subway in the evening rush, two women seated among men dressed for business. Hatted and gloved, they represent what was then called The New Woman, who reads her evening paper and keeps up with events as thoroughly as a man.