It was the habit to hold the viewing and wake at home in the front parlor -- it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
Johannes Kleiman was one of the Dutch citizens who helped hide Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. In the published version of Anne's diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, he is given the pseudonym Mr.
Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. Plus, the look on the boys face in the last picture kills me. Utter happiness for something as simple as shoes.
30 captivating historical photographs. "The way real men shave"? Wow.