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Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 am
by sofiya
Women’s underpinnings from the early 1830s. A corset, petticoat, and sleeve supporters. These are from the FIDM Museum (Los Angeles, California).

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:07 am
by sofiya
1830s cotton corset from The FIDM Museum. Cording was favored over boning in the earlier years of the 19th century.

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Re: Vintage underwear pieces from different historical periods

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am
by sofiya
Here is a cotton sateen American corset from about 1830 from The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It's rare that the busk, which is pictured on the right, is still with the corset.
Such wooden busks, but engraved with names, dates, patterns, etc, were popular gifts from men to their sweethearts, since the busk would have been worn close to the body.

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Like this modern one made for the “Gentleman Jack” TV series. It has symbols “AL”, which mean “Anne Lister”, the name of main character.

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