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.
So today I attended a talk about syphilis at work, and the presenter had a slide that had old WWII era posters warning about the evils of VD, and guys they are freaking brilliant. I love these to pieces, lol.
The art assembly line of female students busily engaged in copying World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, on July 8, 1942. The master poster is hanging in the background. (AP Photo/Marty Zimmerman) (via World War II: Women at War - In Focus - The Atlantic)
Designer: Yang Junsheng (杨俊生)
Long live the great unity of all the peoples of the whole nation
Quanguo ge minzu da tuanjie wansui (全国各民族大团结万岁)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 53x77 cm.
Call number: BG E15/355 (Landsberger collection)
Representatives of the different ‘National Minorities’ of China take part in a parade on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Designers: Shao Hua (邵华); Shao Qinglin (绍青林)
Herdspeople love to read books by Lenin and Marx
Mumin aidu Ma Lie shu (牧民爱读马列书)
Publisher: Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
Size: 77x54 cm.
Call number: BG E15/199 (Landsberger collection)
State bookshop in the North of China, where Mongolians and other ‘minority peoples’ live. The young woman on the right carries rolls of posters in her bag.