Antique Illustrated Book Our Deportment or the Manners Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society by John Young C1882
Item number: UKgterTqQMA 5
Beautifully illustrated antique book "Our Deportment or the Manners, Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society" by John H. Young, A. M.
Forms for Letters, Invitations, Etc., Etc. Also, Valuable Suggestions on Home Culture and Training.
Contents include manners, introductions, salutations, etiquette on calls, etiquette on visiting, etiquette of cards, conversation, dinner parties, table etiquette, receptions parties and balls, street etiquette, etiquette of public places, traveling etiquette, riding and driving, courtship, wedding etiquette, home and life etiquette, home training, home culture, womans higher education, the letter writer, general rules to govern conduct, anniversary weddings, births and christenings, funerals, etiquette at washington, etiquette of foreign courts, business, dress, colors and their harmony in dress, the toilet, toilet recipes, sports games and amusements, language of flowers and precious stones.
Published by W. C. King & CO., Publishers, 1882.
Just some interesting tidbits that I found in here:
"Perfumes: Perfumes, if used at all, should be used in the strictest moderation, and be of the most recherche kind. Musk and patchouli should always be avoided, as, to many people people of sensitive temperament, their odor is exceedingly disagreeable. Cologne water of the best quality is never offensive."
"Eyebrows meeting: Some persons have the eyebrows meeting over the nose. This is usually considered a disfigurement, but there is no remedy for it. It may be a consolation for such people to know that the ancients admired this style of eyebrows, and that Michael Angelo possessed it. It is useless to pluck out the uniting hairs; and if a depilatory is applied, a mark like that of a scar left from a burn remains, and is more disfiguring than the hair."
"The Beard: The style of the growth of the beard should be governed by the character of the face. But whatever the style be, the great point is to keep it well brushed and trimmed, and to avoid any appearance of wildness or inattention. The full, flowing beard of course requires more looking after in the way of cleanliness, than any other. It should be thoroughly washed and brushed at least twice a day, as dust is sure to accumulate in it, and it is very easy to suffer it to become objectionable to ones self as well as to others. If it is naturally glossy, it is better to avoid the use of oil or pomatum. The moustache should be worn neatly and not over-large. There is nothing that so adds to native manliness as the full beard if carefully and neatly kept."