When I posted the Second Cotillon Victorian dance invitation a couple days ago, I was asked by a blog reader how that type of invitation worked. When I went in search of the answer, I found the entire article the invitation was part of to be very interesting. In many respects, the world was a much different place 122 years ago!
I thought you may enjoy the article, titled Social Code, as well, and have decided to post it here, in its entirety, for you. I think the pages would be fun to use in vintage designs and junk journals. Click on images to enlarge.
I scanned the original pages from the January 1896 issue of The Delineator magazine.