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Highlights : Rituals : Courting

Subcategory Courting contains 7 item(s).

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front Dance Hall, Brookside Park
At the turn of the century, young people who wanted to meet members of the opposite sex and learn the latest dances like the 'turkey trot' or the 'grizzly bear', could go to dance halls like this one in Orange, Massachusetts.
Page 1 Letter from Justin Hitchcock to Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt
Apr 3, 1778
Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, followed 18th century custom and protocol when he asked for permission in this letter to Mercy Hoyt's (1756-1834) parents to court their daughter.
document Ball Invitation for Stephen West Williams
Apr 11, 1807
Twice a year students at Deerfield Academy provided a program of "speeches, declamations, dialogues, and orations" followed by an Exhibition Ball, attended by students and their guests.
Page 1 Letter to Agnes Higginson from George Fuller
Nov 22, 1860
George Fuller wrote this letter to Agnes Higginson shortly before their marriage in 1861.
Page 1 Letter to Agnes Higginson Fuller from George Fuller
Mar 14, 1876
George Fuller of Deerfield, Massachusetts reveled in the critical and commercial success of his artwork in this letter to his wife Agnes in 1876.
front Perfume Box
This box originally stored perfume and was given by Partridge Fiske to his bride Lydia Dickenson in 1824.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Mar 30, 1919
Wirt's unit remained in garrison in France as the peace conference continued. Wirt again worries about the League of Nations concept, worries that many other Americans shared.


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