From the Lockport Daily Journal
- Mar. 21, 1890. I can't find any mention of the existence of this society after 1890, so perhaps they all failed the requirement to "shun female society," and the society promptly ceased to exist.
Disappointed Lovers Form a Society
A society of disappointed lovers has been formed at Wilmington, Del. A dozen well known young men, including a lawyer, several politicians and a merchant, met in a hotel, where the nature of the organization was explained. It is designed as a mutual consolation society, and any man to be eligible to membership must have been engaged and the engagement must have been broken by the fair one. The constitution requires every man to shun female society at all times, and a violation of the rules is punished by expulsion. The men appended their names to the constitution and related their experiences in the courting line.
Here you see a touching encounter between the Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid, a couple from the 1920s.
a) Socialites who eloped?
b) Tightrope walkers?
e) None of the above?
Answer after the jump.
Have you ever seen a bicycle-built-for-two where the riders sit side-by-side? Me neither! And the fact that this one is ridden by Walt Disney and wife Lillian makes the whole scenario even more tantalizing.
From the Life
June, the month of weddings, is practically around the corner. Why not plan for an underwater one, like this couple from 1954, courtesy of the Life
Online Photo Archives...?
for December 11 1964.]
Those darn males! We've already seen that they need to be spritzed regularly with Poo-Pourri, and now we find out that they make three times as much mucus as women!
for December 1936. Two image files, click separately.]
Sniffles = Death.
Not the most subtle or believable of Madison Avenue appeals. Sure, in that pre-antibiotic age, pneumonia was deadly. But I can't imagine that the proportion of cold-sufferers who contracted pneumonia--at least among the affluent audience for Fortune
--was any higher then than it is today. In other words, miniscule.
I will definitely not
be adopting this look on the beach.
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