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Since The Nightcaps of the Nineties, Your TASTE, too, has changed! Nightcap of the Nineties Here we have a perfect example of “What the Well-dressed man did wear” at bedtime in those gaily bedizened “Gay Nineties.” Heavy nightgown (a…

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Since The Gewgaw Gifts of the Nineties, Christmas TASTE has changed! Christmas … 1899 When the gentleman of the Nineties opened his Christmas bundles, he found them loaded with strange gifts. For instance, the gold toothpick. Hand-painted shaving mug.…

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Your TASTE, too, has changed! Yesterday The more heavily ornate the furnishings, the more fashionable was your “parlor” in the Nineties. On “company night, after a heavy dinner, guests adjourned to this musty atmosphere and partook of the potent…

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Along With Fashions in Fairs … Your TASTE, too, has changed! Chicago, 1892 Behold that heavy architecture. The Fair’s—and Grandpa’s, too! Those heavy clothes. Heavy jewelry. And not-so-light facial foliage. But they fitted his thinking. And his drinking! For…

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Along With Your Clothes and Your Clubs … Your TASTE, too, has changed! Remember Way Back When … … the corner loungers jeered at golf as “cow-pasture pool”? … and the players slugged sluggish gutta-percha balls with clumsy clubs?…

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