The Rule of Street Walking

THE RULE OF STREET WALKING.

A paper calls attention to the observance of the following rules, in all populous places.

Let it be understood by all, that every gentleman and every lady is expected to pass to the right.

Another matter connected with this should be observed by all that walk with ladies. It is to place the lady on your right. In this way and by observing the first all important rule, all who pass will be on the gentleman’s side, and thus avoid all contact of strangers with your companion.

The practice of changing sides with the lady at every corner, so as to give her the wall, is ridiculous and awkward in the extreme.

Rock River Pilot (Watertown, Wisconsin) Aug 30, 1848

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