Madame Delait: Clémentine Clattaux was raised in Thaon-les-Vosges in Lorraine. She shaved regularly and was married to Joseph Delait, a café owner, until she saw a bearded lady at a fair in Nancy. She bet with her husband’s customers that she do better, and she won the wager. Her husband renamed the café to Café de la femme á barbe, She was also a keen cyhttp://zagria.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/clementine-delait-1865-1939-cafe-owner.html
Elephant performance. I am against the exploitation of animals for entertainment...that being said, I don't see why we can't enjoy the entertainment they once provided in a less enlightened time in history. Just as I don't buy fur unless it's vintage (1950 or older).
Edward Kissell was born in Hugo, Ohio in 1890 and joined Barnum and Bailey in 1903 at the age of 13. He had no legs and his arms ended at the elbow, and he had a tiny vestigial finger on his right arm stump and at least one toe on his left hip. He was only with the circus for five years, retiring in 1908. He died only a year later, of unknown causes. Photo from the Bernard L. Kobel collection.
"Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? That's what keeps a relationship going through the years. Like heroin, I mean heroin's got a great fucking personality."
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".