The Enquirer ran this little tongue-in-cheek slice of life in the fall of 1890:
(Note the spelling of “serenade” as “cerenade”. This was common at the time, as were “drouth” for “drought” and “draught” for “draft”.)
Here’s a 1910 recording of the 1889 jingle the girls were singing, a song so popular it inspired a comic strip and film….
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The song was not popular with everyone at the time….
Here’s Bremen around that time….
And here are some German township young ladies and girls from around that time (surely not the same charivari troupe, but likely dressed more or less the same)….
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