Living: According to Emily (1922)

American manners will never again rise to the whale-boned grandeur that they achieved in the imagination of Emily Post, if not always in the reality of her time. A sampling of Emily's instructions to the well bred:

A well behaved young girl goes to public dances only when properly chaperoned and to a private dance with her mother or else accompanied by her maid, who waits for her the entire evening in the dressing room.

The fact that you live in a house with two servants, or in an apartment with only one, need not...

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