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A Regency Primer on How to Play Whist

How to Play Whist: Image of a playing card from Hall & Sons, early 19th century.

early 19th century blue leather walking boots. Probably British - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

Dance Card, 18th century. Dance cards originated in the 18th century, but their use first became widespread in 19th century Vienna and later beyond in Europe and the US. At first it was a fan with the name of a partner inscribed on the back.