Etiquette Differences between the UK and the USA During the Mid-Victorian Era

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

We stumbled upon another terrific article from the Victorian era regarding the art and joys (or otherwise) of etiquette.

This article is especially interesting, as it highlights differences in the appliance (and non-appliance) of etiquette between the UK and the USA. The article also touches on a theme that is very dear to our hearts: etiquette in shops.

So if you’re interested in what the Victorians thought about the behaviour of their shop workers, and if you’d like to compare and contrast the etiquette of today’s retail assistants with their Victorian ancestors, then we’ll sure you’ll enjoy reading this article.

historical newspaper story about victorian  etiquette

Falkirk Herald – Thursday 02 February 1871

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000467/18710202/049/0006

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3 Responses to “Etiquette Differences between the UK and the USA During the Mid-Victorian Era”

Joanne JacksonAugust 29th, 2013 at 3:46 am

Great article. Does anyone know anything about the telephone girls from America during WWI? I believe they were called the “hello” girls. Is it possible to get information about one in particular? Alice and Catherine Clark from Portland, Oregon to be specific. They were sisters, fluent in French and Spanish.

S. SARANDecember 30th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Very good article.Americans have truly lost all respect for women. The more rich they grow, the greater the degradation of women. The shameful treatment meted out to Devyani Khobragade , the Indian diplomat in the US bears testimony to this.

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