How Rude! The Changing Forms of Polite Behavior

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Date(s) - 08/17/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maplewood Public Library


Did you know that spittoons were considered a step forward in polite behavior? Have you ever wondered about the etiquette of calling cards or dance cards? What about hats and gloves? Should Mrs. Jones refer to her husband as “Mr. J”? What advice was given to newlyweds 50, 100, or 200 years ago? Discover the ever-evolving standards of politeness that illuminate the relations between men, women, classes, and races.

Presented by Emily Troxell Jaycox, Librarian with the Missouri History Museum.

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