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    1951 Ad for Permalift girdles and bras.

    1920s lingerie ad.

    1920s lingerie.

    c. 1908-1914, Au Royal Corset, Madrid Light Blue Embroidered Corset with White Lace (side)

    Corset from the early 1800s. Nordic museum

    Black corset trimmed with pale blue flossing and ribbons, Polish, 1880s, KSUM 1983.1.1500

    Harriette Ross bra, 1940s.

    1940s pale blue ruffle bra.

    Corset United States, circa 1895 Costumes; underwear (upper body) Silk satin and cotton twill, and boning with silk-thread embroidery and silk lace and ribbon trim 13 x 21 in. (33.02 x 53.34 cm)

    Galeries Lafayette 1908 Le Furet corset (st) 1908

    Rosa Alba 1905

    White cotton corset, c.1860

    French Corsette, 1600/50 Steel- Art Institute of Chicago

    1930s-1940s fancy falsies to put into bra cups.

    Corset, Hamburg, Germany, c1904.

    Corset of cotton eyelet over orange ribbons American, 1914, KSUM 1983.3.52. For more about this corset, check out the post about it that our Curatorial Assistant, Joanne Arnett, wrote on her blog:

    Girdle, 1924 American or European Silk