HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950’s VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

Today, we want to share a 1951 education film by Retro Detective Want More Retro on American table manners. It’s a short tutorial discussing why manners are important and how to practice them. We hope you enjoy this quick trip back into time!

“Good table manners matter for several reasons. If each person is busy feeding their face, showing no consideration, people become irritable. No one can enjoy a meal like this.

Meal time is supposed to be about pleasure and relaxation. It’s the best opportunity a family has to talk to each other, exchange news, and make plans. Whenever people eat properly, the meal goes better and everybody has more fun.

Courtesy, consideration, and common sense – that’s what table manners are.”