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Why we call it "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".

Why we call it "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".

1880s Lithograph by K. Crawfard of Ghawazi women. Another source of the misunderstanding: women wearing entaris over wide sleeved gömleks (white under-tunics)

1880s Lithograph by K. Crawfard of Ghawazi women. Another source of the misunderstanding: women wearing entaris over wide sleeved gömleks (white under-tunics)

Another photo of what my hair looks like currently in the DR.  Great shot. Somalia-Eritrea 1936

Another photo of what my hair looks like currently in the DR. Great shot. Somalia-Eritrea 1936

Africa | "Femme dahoméenne" Dahomey/Benin. Post stamped 1908. | Vintage postcard; collection Geo Wölber. No 5.

Africa | "Femme dahoméenne" Dahomey/Benin. Post stamped 1908. | Vintage postcard; collection Geo Wölber. No 5.

Rêves Orientales http://monmarocguide.com

Rêves Orientales http://monmarocguide.com

Africa | "Femme Arabe"  Tunisia.  Post stamped 1908 || Vintage postcard; publisher  photographer ND.  |||  Source; http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tunisia-Femme-Arabe-Native-Lady-Girl-1908-/121466291479

Africa | "Femme Arabe" Tunisia. Post stamped 1908 || Vintage postcard; publisher photographer ND. ||| Source; http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tunisia-Femme-Arabe-Native-Lady-Girl-1908-/121466291479

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