Etiquette of Dancing, 1942

Numerous rules of etiquette governed dancing by men and women throughout history. What rules of etiquette were the men and women in this photograph expected to follow related to invitations, clothing, and behavior before, during and after the dance? Compare those expectations for behavior to modern dancing etiquette. In the past and today, how are people treated that do not conform?
Fenno Jacobs, photographer. Southington, Connecticut. Amusement park. May 30, 1942. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

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