Corset Attributed to Royal Worcester Corset Company (American, Date: ca. 1871 Culture: American (probably) Medium: cotton, metal, bone Dimensions: Length at CF: 13 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1890 "Pretty Housemaid" from the Symington Collection. Symington, I believe, was a British corset manufacturer. This model was advertised for working women who wanted a trim figure. I like the little flossing detail.
America - Nursing corset - To facilitate nursing the child, this corset is made with sections over each breast that can be unsnapped and opened. The shape of the corset also allows for the enlarged abdomen after childbirth.
STAYS & BUSK Century Info from the V&A Museum: Front lacing stays and busk of pink watered silk, lined with linen and fully boned. All the outside edges of the stays are bound with pink silk grosgrain ribbon. The sleeves are made separately and.
Summer Corset 1885 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)
1887 Wedding Corset Corset of off white cotton twill. Scalloped edge at top and bottom hems. Numerous small embroidered silk thread crosses at both top and bottom hems. center back metal grommets with cotton laces.