How to chase men till they catch ’em was something every teen girl should know… or so said the 1950s editor of Seventeen magazine. Here are her tips on how to flirt & behave, just for the gals.
For decades, it was considered inappropriate for TV or movies to show a married couple sharing a bed. But did married couples really sleep in separate beds back in the ’50s?
Back in the ’50s, a group brainstormed ideas to help a woman catch a man… and the suggestions are as cringeworthy, soul-crushing and outdated as you can imagine. Take a look at these 129 ways to get a husband and see for yourself!
When it came to parenting the ’40s, were moms too easy on their kids? Was being a parent harder than the generation before? Here’s what people said in 1940.
Here, see two articles from the twenties about old-fashioned train & travel etiquette from the 1920s. They as much tell people what to do as what not to do when traveling the country by railroad.
If you have a pair of vintage gloves – or even a new pair – and want to know the best way to care for these delicate and elegant classic accessories, this article is for you!
Vintage ’40s swimsuits often featured ruching, boy short cuts, and halter straps. This old-fashioned swimwear like modest one-pieces and high waist bikinis had more class than sass.
A Victorian garden party may extend from afternoon into evening, or it may be entirely an evening affair — and here were the best ways to set everything up.
What were calling cards, and how were these visiting cards used by polite society back at the turn of the century? Find out!
What was Victorian etiquette was like for men? There were rules for everything – so take a trip back to the 1880s and see what was what way back when.
Old wedding superstitions and traditions are intended to bring the couple good luck – but worrying about all these myths & signs would stress anyone out!
Avoid contradicting your husband, do not give your advice till he asks it, and other marriage tips from the 1830s. Because a wife may have more sense than her husband, but she should never seem to know it.
When it comes to weddings, there is an irresistible charm, a fascination about it, in which the flowers play a leading role.
The following is a list of the indispensable and necessary pieces of china and glass for correct dinner service, together with a menu describing each of the fourteen courses served at a formal dinner party.
What do newly-engaged couples really need to know? Quite a bit! Here are ideas from 1921 for telling your close friends, suggestions for formally announcing your engagement, tips for selecting a ring and more advice.
Should girls call boys – especially if he hasn’t called her after a date? Some problems never change, as these dating tips from the ’50s show!
What can you eat with your fingers? What needs a fork? Get the answers to these and other questions with etiquette tips from the ’20s!
Good form: Tips for proper manners (1911) Telephone etiquette Correct though it is to employ a telephone for social purposes, there have been established certain
There were very specific rules to follow when dating – or courting, as they called it – back before the Civil War. Here’s a look.
Love letters A gentleman is struck with the appearance of a lady and is desirous of her acquaintance, but there are no means within his
Daintiness means a number of things. It calls for head-to-toe cleanliness. Clothes and lingerie must be spotless. Soiled white collars, gloves or other accessories detract considerably from a girl’s appearance.
Letter-writing isn’t as much of an art as it once was. Books had to be written about it years ago, and ‘The Ready Letter-writer’ was as infallible and as essential as a cookbook is to many people nowadays.
Summer parties and entertaining duties never cease — there are always garden fetes, weekends, luncheons and bridge suppers to be planned and executed.
Experience shows that after the newlyweds have become long-marrieds, the couples who quarrel most are the ones who are most affectionate in public.
The wedding cake, luscious and delicate of taste, with its wonderful exterior covering of ornamental sugar icing, wrought in various devices, is an institution honored by long patronage and full appreciation.
How to set a formal dinner table: Formal dinner cover in detail How to set a formal dinner table: Diagram of table laid for home
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
Get details of an old-fashioned Victorian bridal procession here! At the start, the wedding party, with the exception of the groom and his best man, assemble in the waiting rooms at the entrance to the church where the procession is formed.
Laughter is a serious thing. Hoot if you must, but strict attention should be paid to how you laugh and when. It is the barometer of your emotional state. Precisely put, laughter is a form of behavior.
A guide for men who want to marry, from popping the question to the wedding reception – well, if you lived before the Civil War, that is.
How to choose a husband? Whatever you do, do not marry a man who claims to be a saint. He lives too much in his own imagination of himself. He is nearly always an unconscious or a subconscious hypocrite.
Domestic knowledge of women It is said by some who do not think domestic knowledge of any consequence, that in acquiring it, a young woman
Luncheon for two? When is it proper for men and women to dine together? by Mary Marshall Duffee A dinner lubricates business. – Lord Stowell
From “Madam – How would you like to sit behind the hat you are wearing?” to “3 minutes intermission while changing pictures,” these lantern slides
Dishes to make food most attractive by Marion Brownfield We hear a great deal about “the psychology” of this, that and the other. The
Now, how does a woman faint? I declare I don’t know. I have seen the interesting phenomenon a few times, but the trouble is there’s so much excitement that a man forgets to take observations.
Even though most people consider this a more modern problem, as early as 1950, the traditional family dinner and family time was going by the