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.
Alma Youlin, 1905
“The Devil’s Auction” - 1904
Richards and Pringle’s Famous Georgia Minstrels
I don’t know what he knows about me, but I’m afraid of what he’ll do with that information. D:
ca. 1900 poster advertisement for “Alexander: The Man Who Knows”, from Minneapolis, MN.
1902 - ”Chas. H. Yale’s Everlasting Devil’s auction”
From NYPL Archives
1896 Cigarette Card Hignett’s Cigarettes
That hat is crazy. It looks WAY more 1790 than 1890.
Originally by Hignett’s Cigarettes, digitized by NYPL Archives.
1890s Cigarette Card - feat. Cavalieri
Produced by Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes, digitized by Wisconsin Historical Society.
When your dog recommends you don’t go into acting, you probably shouldn’t.
A Book of Etiquette Entitled “Don’t do That”, For Sale By No News Dealers. William Collier, 1909.
“A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody” for the 1919 Ziegfeld Follies
Score by the inimitable Irving Berlin! I love Irving Berlin. :3
From the NYPL Archives