~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

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~ 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

~ Carter’s Thrixaline, 1894via Flickr

~ Carter’s Thrixaline, 1894
via Flickr

~ How To Take Care of a Wife, Melville C. Keith, M.D., 1908

~ How To Take Care of a Wife, Melville C. Keith, M.D., 1908

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Linia Belt, 1940via Flickr

~ Linia Belt, 1940
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~ J. R. Stafford’s Family Receipt Book, 1856

~ J. R. Stafford’s Family Receipt Book, 1856

~ Creolin, August 1936via Flickr

~ Creolin, August 1936
via Flickr

~ What Shall I Eat? The Housewife’s Manual, by Miss E. Neill, 1892
~ 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

~ Southern Illinois Record, July 2, 1914

~ Southern Illinois Record, July 2, 1914

~ Volkswagen, 1963"Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things."

~ Volkswagen, 1963

"Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things."

(Source: retro-advertising)

~ 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

~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners; or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book, a Guide and Manual for Ladies, by Eliza Leslie, 1864via Open LibraryNote: I think the “fork-exercise” in question was cutting off a bite of pie with your fork.  True Politeness requires that you cut your pie with a knife.original pie image here

~ The Ladies’ Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners; or, Miss Leslie’s Behaviour Book, a Guide and Manual for Ladies, by Eliza Leslie, 1864
via Open Library

Note: I think the “fork-exercise” in question was cutting off a bite of pie with your fork. True Politeness requires that you cut your pie with a knife.

you're doing it wrong!
original pie image here

~ Camay, 1934"How often you sense that people are looking at you, judging your beauty! Whether they glance at you guardedly, or turn to search your face quite openly, you feel instinctively that you are in a never-ending Beauty Contest."

~ Camay, 1934

"How often you sense that people are looking at you, judging your beauty! Whether they glance at you guardedly, or turn to search your face quite openly, you feel instinctively that you are in a never-ending Beauty Contest."

(Source: retro-advertising)