Red wool corset, 1860s. Red wool became fashionable at the end of the 1850's and was used for petticoats, cage crinolines, & corsets. I assume this was for a large-busted woman, thus no front opening and the additional straps.
Late 1860s. "Corsets were shaped to place somewhat less pressure on the hips. The resulting silhouette, though hidden under layers of fabric, was a shapely hourglass. As seen in in our blue silk satin corset, godets at hip and bust allowed for a relatively roomy fit."
Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.
Corset Worcester Skirt Company (American, 1864–1950) Date: 1861–63 Culture: American Medium: cotton, bone Dimensions: Busk: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Les robes à tournure
Corset marquant la taille
Corset, ca. 1860s. From Kulturen (Database for Museum Collections).