snopes.com TRUE: Missing Child: Katherine Lea Maiden. 11/10/12 Please click on this link to read up on 'Kat.' Then pray. I ask that she's okay, physically, is able to ask for help, and will soon reach out and ask for help to get home. I AM PINNING TO GROUP BOARDS FOR MORE COVERAGE.
I think many people have just never seen the good posture that was expected (and forced by corsets) in those times! These young ladies were very much alive (despite the claim in the type beneath the photo.)