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BAEDEKERS AND BEASTIES

1909 Edwardian ladies, one on right has slide chain w/ watch tucked into her belt. One on left also has a long chain but can't see where it goes.

VICTORIAN CORSET- Western women did awful things too. Some died because of too thight corsets

A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early Those poor women! Makes me so very, very thankful I didn't live in the corset era. That waist looks too small to be real!

1889 women with guns, photo by Belami. (I love this photo, just tickles my fancy for some reason)

~ Circa 1889 - Women with Rifles - Gerhard Gesell via the Wisconsin Historical Society ~. Get ready ladies,

Le moniteur de la mode 1876( it would be neat if at the waist their was a sash that you could see peeking out from slits in the front and the rift in the fabric and lace at the back

Le moniteur de la mode it would be neat if at the waist their was a sash that you could see peeking out from slits in the front and the rift in the fabric and lace at the back

Le Moniteur De La Mode, 1876. 640×722)

Le Moniteur De La Mode, 1876 (The French - always fashion-forward. Love the combination corset cover/petticoats.

1880- 1882: Victorian fashion plate, illustration from (unknown) book. Grey cotton day dress with cuirasse bodice and ruched, draped and pleated skirt, sewn to white cotton ground with grey and red frills at hem.  Tie back skirts.

Victorian fashion plate, illustration from (unknown) book. Grey cotton day dress with cuirasse bodice and ruched, draped and pleated skirt, sewn to white cotton ground with grey and red frills at hem. Tie back skirts.