Diane Kalas, Inspirational Historical Romance Author

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Friday, February 15, 2013

19th CENTURY ETIQUETTE - ON STREET CARS & FERRY-BOATS


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TRAVELERS AND TRAVELING

 Etiquette of Street Cars. – In the street cars case is different. No woman should be permitted to stand while there is a seat occupied by a man. The inconvenience to the man will be temporary and trifling at the most, and he can well afford to suffer it rather than do an uncourteous act.

 Etiquette of Ferry-boats.- There is a place where the good manners of men seem sometimes to forsake them- in the ladies’ saloon of ferry-boats. The men reign paramount in their own saloon. No woman dares intrude there, still less deprive its rightful occupants of their seats. Yet many men, without even the excuse of being escorts of women, preferring the purer natural and moral atmosphere of the ladies’ saloon, take possession and seat themselves, notwithstanding, women, have to stand in consequence. This is not a matter of politeness alone; it is one of simple justice. The ladies’ saloon is for the accommodation of ladies, and no gentleman has the right to occupy a seat so long as a lady is unprovided.

Wells, A. M., Richard A., MANNERS, CULTURE AND DRESS, Massachusetts, King, Richardson & Company Publishers, 1893

     

 

 

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