~ The Southern Illinois Record, September 3, 1914

~ The Southern Illinois Record, September 3, 1914

I want to say thank you to everyone who has stuck with Questionable Advice over the last few months while posting has been so erratic. I’ve been wrestling with chronic depression since I was eight years old and just lately it got the upper hand, causing me to neglect updates. In any case, Questionable Advice isn’t going anywhere - in fact I have over 1,000 possible posts waiting in my database, and that doesn’t even include all the books, magazines and newspapers I haven’t gotten around to looking at yet. So Questionable Advice won’t be running out of material anytime soon.

Thanks again to everyone who stuck around and to all the new followers as well. It still amazes me how many of you there are and knowing you’re out there really makes my day!

~ The Perfect Gentleman; or, Etiquette and Eloquence, by A Gentleman, 1860

~ The Perfect Gentleman; or, Etiquette and Eloquence, by A Gentleman, 1860

~ The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness; Being a Complete Guide for a Gentleman’s Conduct in all his Relations Towards Society, by Cecil B. Hartley, 1860

~ The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness; Being a Complete Guide for a Gentleman’s Conduct in all his Relations Towards Society, by Cecil B. Hartley, 1860

~ Gallup Poll, October 6, 1965
via Twitter / HistOpinion

~ Gallup Poll, October 6, 1965
via Twitter / HistOpinion

~ The Perfect Gentleman; or, Etiquette and Eloquence, by A Gentleman, 1860

~ The Perfect Gentleman; or, Etiquette and Eloquence, by A Gentleman, 1860

~ Practical Etiquette, by A. Flanagan, 1899

~ Practical Etiquette, by A. Flanagan, 1899

~ Hand-Book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness, by Arthur Martine, 1866
~ Dating Do’s and Don’ts for Girls, 1955via University of Minnesota

~ Dating Do’s and Don’ts for Girls, 1955
via University of Minnesota

~ Don’ts for Boys or, Errors of Conduct Corrected, by an Old Boy, 1902
~ The Southern Illinois Record, September 3, 1914

~ The Southern Illinois Record, September 3, 1914

~ Social Etiquette, by Nathan B. Medbery, 1889

~ Social Etiquette, by Nathan B. Medbery, 1889

~ Modern Etiquette in Public and Private, 1893via Internet Archive

~ Modern Etiquette in Public and Private, 1893
via Internet Archive

~ McCall Doll Family Pattern, 1940via lindapaloma on Etsy

~ McCall Doll Family Pattern, 1940
via lindapaloma on Etsy

~ The Southern Illinois Record, August 6, 1914via Illinois Digital Archives

~ The Southern Illinois Record, August 6, 1914
via Illinois Digital Archives