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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Victorian Flirting Crib Sheets

Hopefully both the flirter and the flirtee had a copy of this decoder sheet or such gestures as balancing your fork on the edge of a cup while holding your napkin in three fingers could get a girl in serious trouble.


corteen said...

These are interesting- are they from a book, and if so do you know when they date from?

William Smith said...

They were in a box lot of ephemera. I would say they're from 1890-1905 but there's very little info on the cards themselves.