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Formal instructions, such as how to curtsey properly, how to walk, even how to place one's feet when standing at rest are all included in this manual for young ladies. A young woman's appearance and posture were all important to her success as a social being in polite society. This is one among many books published in the 19th century to describe and illustrate "elegant recreations, exercises, and pursuits."


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"The Young Ladies Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits"

publisher   A. Bowen, Carter and Hendee
engraver   Abel Bowen (1790-1850)
date   1830
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   6.75"
width   4.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Book
accession #   #L00.055

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