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Daily Snippet #12: Page 134 / 100 Words

Emily Post. Etiquette, ‘The Blue Book of Social Usage.’ Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles of social forms. New Ed. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1945. [Originally published in 1922].

PARTIES IN THE GARDEN

A very pleasant hospitality that began to be popular before the war was that of being at home in the garden on several successive Saturdays or Sundays, or possibly on several days in the same week – the object being to show the garden when it is at its very best. There is a period in almost every garden when it is just a little more beautiful than it is likely to be at another time. These invitations, usually written on visiting cards, are ‘At home in the garden’ (or similar writing) and then the dates and hours:

Mon. Wed. and Sat.
July 20-22-25
Between 5 and 6 o’ck

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Emily Post, by Emil Fuchs, ca. 1906 – Brooklyn Museum

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