Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette (1952)

Amy Vanderbilt doesn’t care if the food at a picnic is cooked out or already prepared.  What matters is picnicking, the weather, and in a style suitable to you. Her recommendations in the Complete Book of Etiquette are tried and true cold fried chicken, little cold...

Emily Post’s “Picnic Trash” in Etiquette>/em> (1922)

“Regard for Others” is the heading for Emily Post’s picnic advice in Etiquette (1922). It’s not what you might expect because it’s about trash!  “People who picnic along the public highway, she writes, “leaving a clutter of greasy paper and swill (not a...