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Leap Year Postcard Database

Use the available links at left to view an extensive collection of Leap Year postcards by year, artist, company, or overall theme.

Theme: Etiquette

Image of Leap Year Postcard titled Leap Year Etiquette
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Tho Propriety
Caption

"Tho' perfect propriety insists that unmarried young men should never trust themselves to female company unchaperoned, there are ways of putting the jinx to this nuisance."

Photo Image of 1912 Leap Year Postcard - Woman under the "influence"
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Pink Tea
Caption

"No lady should ever enter the presence of any gentleman when under the influence of Lemonade, Pink Tea, or other intoxicating beverages"

Photo Image of 1912 Leap Year Postcard - Woman Chewing Tobacco
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Rouchneck
Caption

"Any woman who will chew tobacco in the presence of a gentleman brands herself thereby as a 'roughneck'"

Photo Image of 1912 Leap Year Postcard titled Leap Year Ettiquette
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Sweet Manhood
Caption

"The true lady is always 'there' in the protection of Sweet Manhood in distress; even tho' she gets mussed all out of shape in consequence"

Photo Image of 1912 Leap Year Postcard - Young Women Congregating on Street Corners
Year
1912
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Double Standard
Caption

"It is the height of ill manners for young women to congregate on street corners to rubber and grin at the young gentlemen who are compelled to pass..."

Photo Image of 1912 Leap Year Postcard - Never Steer an Innocent Young Man
Year
1912
Theme
Etiquette
Title
Double Standard
Caption

"Never steer an innocent young man into an art museum or burlesque show or any place where he may feel embarrassed."