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  1. Equestriangirl93

    A Gentleman's Rules for Horseback Riding with a Lady.

    1. A gentleman was to be punctual. It would very improper to keep a lady waiting. 2. When riding with a lady, a gentleman always rode on her right side (since ladies rode side saddle and both of her legs were on the right side, a gentleman could avoid brushing/bumping her legs if rode too...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Civil, Civil War Ancestors, Playing Nice With Each Other

    More than delightful glimpses of a graceful past, era images of balls and dances are reflective microcosms of the society into which our ancestors were born. Rigid etiquette was adhered to at these functions but it wasn't just a backdrop for Brussels lace and paisley waistcoats. Plain, old good...
  3. Eleanor Rose

    Black Friday Is Coming: 19th Century Shopping Etiquette

    (Courtesy of The Victorian Life.) It seems the phrase, Black Friday, may have first been used in Philadelphia to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that occurred on the day after Thanksgiving. The term has now become almost synonymous with shopping mayhem. Well...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Rubbing Elbows With Each Other, Very Well, An Era Guide

    From a prewar book on' social usage ', this wonderful illustration could still hold true. No, pigs should not be permitted to run loose on the road. Rubbing elbows in an increasingly crowded world required increasing civility to each other. Controlling one's pigs seems a simple enough...
  5. Eleanor Rose

    Victorian Etiquette or How to Behave in the 19th Century

    I have always been interested in 19th century etiquette. I recently discovered the book entitled, “The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society” by Florence Hartley. It was written in 1860 and it’s full of little...
  6. lelliott19

    Help Needed: Protocol Surrender Chancellorsville

    Posting in this forum because you guys seem to know about tactics, maneuvers, protocol, and whatnot. There is not a forum specific to those kinds of questions, so Im posting where I think the question will be seen and addressed. Moderator @bdtex feel free to move if necessary. Re: "rules of...
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