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Author Topic: Saucy ‘Escort Cards’ Were a Way to Flirt in the Victorian Era  (Read 1169 times)
Mercury Wells
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« on: January 07, 2016, 08:17:59 pm »

Very interesting article below.



Saucy ‘Escort Cards’ Were a Way to Flirt in the Victorian Era

19th-century Americans used cheeky cards to stretch social convention and find romance.



By Becky Little, National Geographic

PUBLISHED January 04, 2016


Say you’re a high society lady in the Victorian-era United States. And say a charming bachelor catches your eye across the dance floor and wants to get to know you. He could a.) find someone of good standing to introduce you to him, b.) risk his reputation and the wrath of your chaperone by daring to speak to you himself, or c.) clandestinely slip you a small card printed with a picture or a joke asking if he could walk you home.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 01:51:01 am »



I have seen these on the net. There are some quite witty ones
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 07:27:08 am »

I'll get some cards printed up that just says "o-er missus!"
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 06:36:06 pm »


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