Monday, October 25, 2010

good manners are always in style

Today's coffee break find combines two of my favourite things: vintage pictures and etiquette.  LIFE magazine sat down with the folks at the Emily Post Institute to answer their most common etiquette questions, illustrated by some great old photos from the LIFE archives.

(And how much do I love that picture of Emily Post in her living room, circa 1940?)

Nothing is less important than which fork you use.
Etiquette is the science of living.
 It embraces everything.
It is ethics.
It is honor.
Emily Post

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