Betsy Ross is renowned as the person to have sewn the first American flag. She was born Jan 1, 1752 and died Jan 30, 1836. The stars stood for the first thirteen colonies.
Corsets were necessary for the wasp-waist figure of the Gibson Girl.
Wedding dress - silk satin c. 1865
page from Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, March 1864, viewable here: www.archive.org/...
Ancient painted wall frescoes at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii