The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

I think I mentioned here before, but I'm rather obsessed with old etiquette books. Today I bought a new one entitled, "The Correct Thing, A Guide Book of Etiquette for Young Men," and it is from 1934. It is actually a bit unusual in that it is written for young men rather than young women. Here are some excerpts.

"The Dance"

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

How to pay a call (also... I wish we still had "calling cards"):

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

And a little information on how to behave in public (this isn't the whole chapter):

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

There is also an excellent selection on dress.

What weird stuff do you guys collect?

ETA: Oooooh mainpage. So now that more people may view, I want to add my new favorite page (discovered last night upon further reading):

The Correct Thing: An Etiquette Book for Young Men

Hussies and husslers. You gotta watch out, kids.

Also I really LOVE all the stuff about tips in here. It frames tips in a different way than we do now. Now when we discuss tips, we discuss what the person deserves in terms of wages, and how we are making up for differences in wages (for example, restaurant staff). Here it is like: this is what you are supposed to do, nuff said.