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called "the living room": in years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". the ladies home journal in 1910 declared the "death room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "living room".

On Detroit’s East Side. the Heidelberg Project is an open-air installation of everyday, discarded objects that adorn homes (many abandoned), fences, and yards. Artist Tyree Guyton helped start the project in 1986 to make a statement of hope after losing three brothers to neighborhood violence.

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untitled by Angelina Belle Bergenwall on Flickr. Horns and antlers are seen as channels to the Otherworlds. They have been used for thousands of years by hedgeriders, travelers, shamans, and the like as symbols of power, connectivity, fertility, and the spirit world. ♥

Portrait of a Right Eye / English, c. 1790-1800 / Watercolor on ivory


USA. Pasadena, California. 1963.



A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

Alice Liddell in 1860, the girl that inspired Alice in Wonderland.

A grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated

Milton Snavely Hershey and wife Catherine Sweeney Hershey, were to have returned home on the Titanic and had even given a deposit of $300.00 for their tickets. Fate intervened when business prompted them to return earlier on the ship, Amerika. If not for FATE there would be NO Hershey's Chocolate.

Susan B Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal for voting on November 5 in the 1872 Presidential Election two weeks earlier. She had written to Stanton on the night of the election that she had "positively voted the Republican ticket—straight...". She was tried and convicted seven months later. The sentence was a $100 fine, but not imprisonment; true to her word in court ("I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty"), she never paid the fine for the rest of her life.

One of the most amazing stories of any Titanic survivors, Violet Constance Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess and a nurse who survived the sinking of both the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916.

The first portrait of Dorothy Catherine Draper was originally made in 1840 by her brother, Dr. John William Draper, as a daguerreotype. This was the earliest successful photograph made of the human face.

Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband. The events surrounding the haunting led to it becoming the only time in American legal history in which the so-called "testimony of a ghost" was accepted at a murder trial.

The most kissed face may never have been kissed: In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide. Struck by her tranquil expression, a Paris pathologist ordered a plaster death mask of her face. In 1958 her features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”