A tribe in Central Africa, north eastern Congo had a rather distinctive look. It involved binding the head tightly to deform it to a conical head shape as below. A baby’s head would be tightly wrapped in a custom called ‘Lipombo.’ It would begin a month after birth and continue for the next couple of… Read More Women And Cosmetics
An almost unbelievable story of human idiocy. Get a cup of tea and I’ll begin… Charlie Sparks was the owner of Sparks World famous Shows circa 1916 Tennessee. The son of English music hall performers he knew all there was to know about giving the audience what they wanted. Without doubt the star… Read More Elephant Sentenced To Death For Murder – True Story!
So some 4000 years ago the Babylonians would have an 11 day festival in March. However, in 46 BC the Roman emperor Julius Caesar decided to move the first day of the year to January in honour of the Roman god of beginnings Janus. It was a difficult sell and took some time to catch… Read More New Years Resolutions! How They Began And How To Achieve Them!
The Toffs And The Toughs This pic taken July 1937 by Jimmy Sime called the ‘Toffs and Toughs’ came to symbolize the difference in the class divide in pre-war Britain. It serves as a fascinating insight to our predecessors in the last century. It was taken outside Lord’s cricket ground during an Eton V… Read More The Class Divide In History
When Marilyn Monroe learned that the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood night club, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because of segregation, Marilyn phoned the manager and told him that she would reserve a front row table every night that Ella performed there, knowing that her presence would get a lot of press and publicity for the… Read More Marilyn And Ella
‘…and the mob is pledged to act in conformity with these arrangements.’
This heart rending photo was taken by Joe O’Donnell. He was sent by the US military to document the horrors inflicted upon the Japanese by air raids and atomic bombs in 1945. In this photo, the little boy had bought his brother to a cremation spot. He was barefooted and in perhaps trying to… Read More 10 Year Old Boy Carries Dead Baby Bro To Cremation
History rawks don’t it??!!! 🙂
The building of the Berlin wall. The obsession with fake tan is a long one. A tanning vending machine 1949. The continued obsession with women owning their sexuality is also a long one, as this man ensures that these women are not precious millimetres into the indecency zone. Martin Luther king cleans up after some… Read More More Amazing Glimpses Of Our History
At The Home Style Directory we relax and happily succumb to the gravitational pull of great talent. We love people with striking personalities and people who own the courage of their convictions. Ms Mary O’Brien otherwise know as singer Dusty Springfield was one of those people. She had a voice which could never really… Read More Did You Know This Fact About Torch Singer Dusty Springfield?