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Beachwear | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1902 beachwear corset. A corset was often required, even while bathing, which, along with an increased participation of women in other sporting activities, led to a burst of inventiveness in corset shapes and types to accommodate every possible activity. This example of a bathing corset is lightly boned, fairly non-restrictive and made of wool, as were many bathing suits of the time.
Stays | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
Stays Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: 1770-1790 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk damask, lined with linen, reinforced with whalebone, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd. Museum number: T.909-1913 Gallery location: In Storage
Corset :: Museum Collection
Wedding Corset Made Of Cotton Twill And Silk Thread Embroidery c.1887 - Worn By Miss Honore O'Shea, Daughter Of James J. O'Shea And Honore Pyne O'Shea, Whe She Married Donor's Father, John J. Sullivan November 10, 1887 At Holy Family Church, Roosevelt And May Street, Chicago, Illinois