How not to act like a tourist in New York, 1920

Some helpful hints for tourists visiting the city in 1920, courtesy of Valentine’s City of New York: A Guide Book, a popular travel handbook covering where to go and what to do in Gotham in the early 20th century:

The most interesting “don’t” farther down on the list concerns female smoking, a new social scourge hitting big cities around the time the book was published:

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3 Responses to “How not to act like a tourist in New York, 1920”

  1. CelestialCharms Says:

    Nice to see that some things never change! Almost all of the above still apply. Funny, there was finally a moratorium on gawking at women smokers, but the gawking is now back with a vengence. This time men are the victims as well.

  2. Harmless and Respectable, Also ‘Smart’ - City Room Blog - Says:

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  3. barybondermore Says:

    found this out

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