Corset Date: early century Culture: probably British Medium: cotton, linen - this is a VERY odd object, I have never seen an undergarment like this before. I would have thought antique Depends, but there is nothing crossing between the legs.
Les Modes Woman modelling a "corset mystere," lingerie for theater or for town, designed by Mme Guillot, photographed by Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth, from cover of French periodical LES MODES.Location:France Date taken:June 1908
Corset from the Catherine of Medici epoche Ecouen, Musée national de la Renaissance. Modern scholars tend to believe that these metal corsets were probably orthopedic devices designed to correct spinal deformities