The story of the Martin Brothers.
I love that cursed crab with my whole heart!!!
Also, there are A LOT of Jabberwocky references here, both in the contemporary review and the names of some of the auctioned pieces, which thrilled my Lewis Carroll-loving heart. Any sense of how that association came to be? The Martins didn't call them by those names did they?
This was thoroughly delightful!
These things are tremendous! I need to bring that pitcher, full of rum punch, to my next am Directors meeting.
I was just explaining to my husband how much I love your newsletter. Thank you for your mahi!
Mwah. The whole flipping menagerie is adorable. Love that all are snarky and the backstory about the brothers is fascinating. You’d have to be a bit crazy and have a sense of humor to imagine these creatures—so much personality in such small forms. They have abundant mischievous humor. They remind me of the underground Disney cel of Donald Duck as the Zeus as a swan with Leda—so wrong but so funnily right.
oh no re labourers wages and the awful conditions of their work but also oh no re that cursèd man crab
Where have these been all my life??!!