Favorite Vintage Advice: Attitude of Indifference

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here.

This little gem comes from The Etiquette Book: What to do, and How – and Mistakes to Avoid, published in 1929. It’s full of useful tips for ladies in all kinds of occasions, seasons, and circumstances. The cover of the book is especially beautiful, but I also love the silhouette style of the inside illustrations.

This week’s tip is to avoid exhibiting an “attitude of indifference”. Besides being impolite and disagreeable to look at, appearing bored might give others the indication that, “the talk is above your head”. So, sit up and engage, ladies!

Check back for more quirky quotes and images each week (and find more of these timeworn tips in my book Vintage Notions)!