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Hilarious Stereo Cards Show the Victorian Era Courtship

During the Victorian era, courtship was very popular, especially among the upper classes. Queen Victoria and her family were the idols of Victorian society, even in the case of courtship. Although like every other occasion and tradition, it had specific rules to be followed. The primary method of known prospective suitors were Balls and dances. Women were not allowed to meet a gentleman in solitary. Some older people always accompanied her. A woman could not receive a man at home if she were alone. Even if the girl entered the stage of courtship, she could never walk with the gentleman.

These vintage stereo cards from the late-19th and early-20th century depict the courtship process during the Victorian era. They show the quaint history of love from courtship to marriage, from preparing to spank their partner to suggestively holding a butter-churning handle. The photos appear to have all been taken in the United States, judging from the original copyrights’ clothing and names.

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Written by Aung Budhh

Husband + Father + librarian + Poet + Traveler + Proud Buddhist. I love you with the breath, the smiles and the tears of all my life.

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