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Johnson Smith Catalog Item #31

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From the 1930s catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Johnson Smith Catalog, Sexuality, Books, 1930's

Girls Who Go Wrong

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Source.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 11, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Comics, 1940's, Ethics and Morals

Peter Prim’s Portraits of Good and Bad Girls and Boys

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Why do the bad kids always seem to be having so much more fun than the little angels?

There are only eighteen illustrations in this old book, but each one a gem!

Read them here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 29, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Evil, Children, Nineteenth Century

Obligations



One family composed entirely of Goofuses, one composed entirely of Gallants.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 09, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Family, PSA's, 1950's

Table Manners



We've finally solved this problem: families simply don't eat home-cooked meals together anymore!

Mission accomplished!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 02, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, PSA's, 1950's

One Got Fat



"Slim knew that his big sack would be hard to handle."

This an exceedingly macabre PSA aimed directly at kids.

Habit Patterns



For your weekend viewing pleasure: lessons in how not to behave!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 08, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, PSA's, Teenagers, 1950's

Follies of the Mad Men #143


N.A.S.A. "Gifted" from three legged legs on Vimeo.



Has air travel ever looked so hideous as in this pro-airlines ad?

Writing Better Social Letters



Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, people actually assembled "pen" and "paper" and "envelope" and "stamp," composed their thoughts in an unhurried fashion without electronic distractions, and sat down to "write a letter."

This is your history lesson for the day, you young whippersnappers! Now get off my lawn!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 15, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Teenagers, 1950's
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