This delightful 1921 volume of etiquette and "cheerful counsel to the younger generation"-from newspaper writer Paul T. Gilbert, collected from his regular column-is full of useful advice for those time-traveling to the early 20th century. You'll avoid social faux pas and enjoy your trip more when you know. . how to properly introduce a matron . the correct calling cards for gentlemen . how to circumvent the "embarrassing silence" in conversation . how to dress for dinner . do's and don'ts of the lawn party . when chaperones are unnecessary at balls and dances . how to tell fortunes by cards (an excellent party trick) . and much more. American author PAUL T. GILBERT (1878-1953) was a pioneering columnist and feature writer for newspapers in Chicago and Cincinnati. He is best remembered for his series of children's short fiction about an adventurous boy named Bertram.