Monday, July 09, 2007

Obsolete Morality #4

Top left: The proper way.
Top right: The extended arms, and the lady’s hand grasping the gentleman’s arm, are not in good taste.
Bottom left: The lady’s head too close, the extended arms and bad attitude of hand very objectionable.
Bottom right: Extremely vulgar.

Allen Dodworth, Dancing and Its Relations to Education and Social Life (1885)