Love & marriage

The Burns & Allen story (1936)

The story of comedy duo George & Gracie George Burns and Gracie Allen started their screen career with the only contract of its kind with the Paramount Studios. In January 1931, they signed with Param... Read more...

Want to find a husband? Be a secretary (1952)

Suppose you were a young woman anxious to find a husband, get married and settle down. What would be the best sort of job or occupation for you to take in order to meet eligible men and find a good husband?

Months & marriage myths (1912)

Months and marriage Reader question: What is the significance attached to marriage in the several months of the year? - Bird, City Married in January's hoar and rime, Widowed you'll be before your prime. ... Read more...

‘Counsel to ladies’ from 1847 (1911)

Women then and now Away back in 1847, a man named S D Edwins lived in England and wrote a pamphlet entitled, "Counsel to Ladies." A yellowed copy has just turned up in a New York collection. He advised the l... Read more...

The American girl’s linen chest (1902)

American girl's linen chest A linen chest is the American girl's latest fancy, and she is reveling in this deliciously old fashion of getting her linen together long before she has selected her man -- or he ha... Read more...

Divorce stats from 1867 & 1886 (1898)

Here are the facts about divorce Figures to show how it increases and decreases in different parts of the world. The statistics of divorce are very meager. The latest summary was by Carroll D Wright, Commis... Read more...

Two bridal shower ideas (1913)

Shower for the traveling bride Here is a clever suggestion for the hostess to the bride-to-be, whose honeymoon will include a trip abroad. A pretty shower I went to last year I was carried out with Jean Ing... Read more...

A leap year marriage proposal (1916)

She was a famous suffragist from Brooklyn, he a Dutch business merchant who became wealthy importing coffee -- and together, they made a very happy pair. Sadly, the couple was only married for three years,  unt... Read more...

14 vintage Valentine cards (1900s)

It must be love Here's a sweet selection of vintage Valentine's Day postcards from the 1900s and 1910s -- little love notes people sent to each other by the millions around the early part of the twentieth cent... Read more...

Latch-key etiquette (1938)

The latch key Dear Mrs Post: Will you give us your opinion of young women carrying latch-keys when coming home from a late dance, either to their family's house or to an apartment shared by a friend. Isn't it ... Read more...

Older women, younger men (1914)

As young or as old as we feel The other day, a woman of 38 married a man of 30, whereupon the critics went into session and began to grouch. Of course it wasn't primarily their business; but, nevertheless, ... Read more...

Wedding tips and etiquette (1914)

What to expect before, during and after a wedding From the best man to the most remote acquaintance of the affianced couple, a wedding invitation brings to the recipient a certain sense of joyousness and ple... Read more...

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