American involvement in Southeast Asia began in 1954 when the United States government offered support to a corrupt but pro-American democratic government in South Vietnam and lasted until the fall of Saigon in 1975. While Congress never officially declared war, thousands of American soldiers died and billions of dollars were spent in attempts to contain … More Memphis and the Vietnam War
In September of 1975, Miss Lynne Dishier, a recent graduate of Memphis State University, attended the Pink Palace’s second auction held at the Willow Road Community Center. Miss Dishier had just returned from a year teaching in France. She attended the auction out of curiosity; she had no expectations of placing a winning bid. The … More Welcome Home
Although it may be hard for those of us living in the 21st century to believe, human hair was a greatly desired art material for the Victorians. Hair could be acquired from one’s own hairbrush, or small locks of hair might be gifted from friends and family members. Hair was used to make jewelry, such … More The Victorian Art of Hair Work
The “window repair project of colossal proportions” is about to descend upon the historic Mallory-Neely House! The contractor, along with his entourage of workers and equipment, will be arriving shortly. But before their work can begin, the house must be made ready – and this involves no small to-do list. At an average house before the … More Batten Down the Hatches!
One of the enduring images of the 1920s is of young women with bobbed hair wearing loose-fitting dresses and dancing the Charleston. These “flappers” were breaking the restrictive Edwardian styles and norms that embodied the previous decade. Where fashion had once featured full coverage and constricting gowns, flappers embraced dropped waists, uncovered arms, and knee … More Flappers Roaring in the Twenties