“No You Don’t” by Currier and Ives

No You Don’t” – Currier and Ives Print. According to advice books from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, couples were expected to avoid sexual relations until after marriage and the woman was expected to be a moral “gatekeeper” that said no. But published advice was not always followed. How did this pair of prints reflect and ignore the proper etiquette of courtship and why were expectations for men and women different?
Currier & Ives. No You Don’t. [between 1856 and 1907] Library of Congress.

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