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.
~ Modern bath rooms and appliances: a few suggestions about plumbing valuable to home builders or those about to remodel their present dwellings; Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company, 1901 via Harvard University Library (click to enlarge)
~ Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 1936 (click to enlarge)
“An Inferiority Complex is a disturbance in the Subconscious Mind which manifests itself in self-consciousness and lack of confidence….[t]hese are symptoms of “something wrong” within your personality…”