Another Neat Item From The Games We Play

I have a few items like this in my collection. Books of etiquette and decorum always explained how to amuse guests in socially acceptable ways. Most their ideas were utterly daft.

I like “Third, That the real object of the amusement shall be gained, namely, that all shall be amused.” (Click on the picture to see it full size.)

(From Louis, S.L. Decorum: a Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society. New York: Union Publishing House, 1882.)