Glove Flirtation


During the 1890s, flirtation codes were very popular. These included glove flirtation, handkerchief flirtation, parasol flirtation, fan flirtation, hat flirtation, and eye flirtation. There was even a method of communicating your feelings to the recipient a letter or postcard by the orientation of the postage stamp. Below is an example of a small reference card that could have been utilized to assist with this courting etiquette. I will have to examine images from the 1890s with a new perspective.


If this intrigues you, please reference these other websites:

Cipher Mysteries - Flirtation Codes

The Language of Stamps


Ephemera-00001aCDV

Glove Flirtation

c. 1890s

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