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â€śPlaytex Living Girdleâ€ť 19â€ť cardboard Tube covered with silver mylar paper. In black print â€śmade of smooth liquid latex, A New Discovery in Figure Control.â€ť 3 pictures of a woman seen from the back wearing hose, shoes and a pink girdle. International Latex Corp, Dover, Delaware, copyright 1941. DATE: 1941 into 50s.
â€śAmerican Beautyâ€ť Corset Box. 20â€ť x 40â€ť beige box with one long stem red rose on the lid. Kalamazoo Corset Co., U.S.A. Company name changed to the Grace Corset Company in 1922.
â€śSarong, the criss-cross girdleâ€ť Box. The girdle â€śthat walks and wonâ€™t ride up!â€ť Blueish gray box 5â€ť x 18â€ť w/a black and white picture of a woman in her bullet bra and girdle. Her hands are stretched out high, she is looking over her shoulder, up on one foot as if in a graceful dance position. Says, â€śthe girdle that walks and wonâ€™t ride up!â€ť and â€śDiv. 28, style 6286, color white, skirt length 14, size 34.â€ť This was a mail order item from Montgomery Ward and includes original tissue and a leaflet. â€ť A guide to the correct size of your Carol Brent brassiere and foundation garment, personal assistance by Joan Browne or a trained assistant at the nearest Wards Mail Order House.â€ť Includes how to measure for the foundation and brassieres, return policy and how to launder. It was the first major mail order catalog when published in 1872, providing a whole new way to shop, especially important to those in rural areas. DATE: 1950s.
Capri Bra by Biflex, satin bullet bra in â€śnudeâ€ť color, bottom half of the cup quilted. Original stapled small tag with size, 32B, and price. DATE: 1950s.
Brassiere, white cotton eyelet, grosgrain ribbon for loops and ties, the opening reinforced with very narrow fabric covered wire on each side and hooks and eyes at the back with a small ribbon bow. Styled to flatten breasts. De Bevoise Brassiere Co. DATE: 1915 through1920s
Monobosom Bust Bodice in pink sateen damask with whalebone. Varying thickness and widths of whalebone are inserted into strips of the fabric. The 8 double vertical strips around the bodice are a narrow and thin whalebone making them flexible in order to pull the waist tighter. Â The thicker and wider sections that are sewed vertically over the fabric, and around the top and bottom are fairly rigid. Â The front has 2 layers that close in the center. The interior one is made of elasticized fabric and closes with a set of 6 steel loops over steel eyes. The outer layer has 6 hooks and 5 eyelets on each side and is tightened with narrow elastic laces. There is a wide elastic belt across the front with a metal buckle. The monobosom is designed to draw in the waist as much as possible, give the bust a straight line and to increase its frontage which hung low over the waist, and to create a pronounced curve over the hips. There are 4 attached garters. DATE: Circa 1905, Edwardian Period.
Charis Corselette w/attached corset.Â Peach satin corselette with a girdle and bra combined with an inner lace coset.Â Inside corset is peach drill, laces on the 2 sides under the bosom.Â It fastens with 10 hooks and eyes at left front and a second panel with 4 hooks and eyes.Â There is a triangular elastic panel at each hip which is attached both the inner corset and outer garment.Â The side garters are also attached to both pieces of the garment.Â The outer garment fastens with 25 hooks and eyes at the left side.Â There is a mesh panel at center front below the bosm and a laced panel with 7 pairs of hooks and eyes at the lower tummy.Â It is interesting to note that this panel laces with elastic cord. The top half of the bra is chiffon. Label: Charis Corporation, Allentown, Pa, Made in U.S.A.DATE: Circa 1958.
Collapsible Hanger for drying washed corset, designed so corset will keep its original shape. Wood hanger with wire hook for hanging. Parts in addition to the wire form include a piece of ecru cotton covering the front of the wire and cotton twill strips, cotton cording and metal brads used to create the collapsible hanger. Stamped on cotton, â€śTo expand - pull cord up to very end, then draw to right until fastened. To collapse - draw cord to center and let go.â€ť 20â€ť long when expanded.
Fine linen Corset Cover buttons center front with 7 mother of pearl buttons, there is a tiny pocket on the left side just below the underarm with one button. It is an unusual place for a pocket, donâ€™t know what it is for. The neckline and arms eye are decorated in a hand crocheted diamond pattern. There is a white satin ribbon running through the top to cinch it in. There are princess seams in the back and 2 darts on each side under the bosom to create the shape. DATE: 1910 through the teens.
Corset Covering, cream cotton lace netting w/embroidered flowers; 6 vertical rows of tape fabric go around the circumference w/narrow pale pink satin ribbon woven through, and ribbon tying into bows at the back to connect the two sides; wide pink satin ribbon straps and bows. DATE: 1910 through teens.
Corset Covering, white, front has 5 rows of ribbon netting with embroidered flowers, sides and back cotton netting, lace trim and straps, elastic along the bottom edge. DATE: Early 1900s through the teens.
Booklet for â€śOld and New Designs Crochet Corset Covers and Nightgown Yokes,â€ť by â€śSophie T. La Crois, Book No. 9, Price 10 Cents.â€ť Published by St. Louis Fancy Work Co., St. Louis, Mo. DATED: 1900.
Fabric Corset Bags, hand-embroidered. DATE: Late 19th Century.
- Envelope style bag, medium blue w/trim embroidered in pink and white and pink buttons. In the center â€ťCorsetsâ€ť embroidered in white and framed in pink. The bag closes with a self fabric covered button.
- Pale peach bag with a drawstring opening on one end, embroidered wit two white flowers, pale green leaves and branches.
Ferris Good Sense Waist, heavy cotton corset, cream color, only 2 bones, one at each side seam, the rest of the structure has cording; there is a metal center busk, adjustable w/lacing at center back and over the hip area.Â The shape of the bosom is created w/cording.Â There are straps which are adjustable and fastens w/one button at shoulder.Â The corset fastens center front w/8 mother-of-pearl buttons; no garters.Â There are 2 mother-of-pearl buttons at the side seams about at the waist and 2 small flat center front, crescent shaped buttons along the bottom center front says: â€śFerris Good Sense 219â€ť in red. 13â€ť long. Ferris Bros. NY and San Francisco.Â DATE: 1885 to 1895.
2 Gale Scientific Support Corsets, the corsetry section of Sears and Roebuck. Laced in fan construction, a style often referred to as a â€śHealth Corsetâ€ť because it was designed to alleviate pressure. Corset has two vertical belts with double buckles and attached garters. DATE: Circa 1935. A. White. B. Pink damask.
Gossard GirdleÂ Peach drill, brassiere is attached, 24 hooks and eyes closes at left front. Elastic panels at the side, center front and center back at top. Brassiere made of open work cotton w/grosgrain ribbon straps. 112 6481D 35. Garters not the original. DATE: Circa 1933.
Gossard one piece Corset, ivory cotton twill, center busk w/5 hooks and eyes w/3 additional hooks and eyes below, laces off center at left, 14 pairs of eyelets, cotton scalloped trim along the top, has 6 garters. On the left front below the lacing a rectangle 4â€ť high is cut out of the front of the corset, there are 2 garters directly next to each other filling in this open area. On inside stamped: 250 26, and i-12. DATE: Circa 1905.
Handmade Corset, unbleached potentially handwoven muslin fabric. Circa mid 1840s but altered sometime later.Â Original corset is hand corded and bound in quill tape at all edges, busk center front is oak sapling and was heat treated to curve.Â Original corset laced at the back with 8 pair of boned eyelets.Â When it was altered 2 casings of brown polished cotton were added at center back and have heavy balene bones. The straps were extended by 2â€ť w/brown polished cotton. Brewster Family.Â DATE: Circa 1840s or earlier.
Ivory Girdle, damask w/elastic inserts, 12 hooks and eyes at left side, 6 garters w/rubber fitting, wide elastic panels at side seam, elastic panel at center front of waist and lower center front, and there is as separate panel at center back over the small of the back. Girdle is boned. DATE: Circa 1946.
Loomerâ€™s French Girdle ivory corset w/lace along top and bottom edges. Front busk has 4 metal hooks and eyes, back laces with 10 pairs of metal eyelets. Sateen fabric lined with cotton drill. 11â€ť long, very small, could have been a childâ€™s. Stamped 18. DATE: Circa 1890.
Madame Grace Corset, Heavy cotton canvas, boned, laces at back, busk at front, has 5 eyes, 2 additional hooks and eyes below bust, 6 garters w/metal and rubber closures. Simple eyelet trim at the top. â€śGuaranteed not to Rustâ€ť stamped on inside. Never worn. Circa: 1905
Madame Strongâ€™s Comfort Corset Box, 15â€ť x 3-1/2,â€ť box medium brown w/black sketches of women in different activities. Says, â€śComfort, Ease and Eleganceâ€ť on the sides, one side with illustration of a woman finding a man. The top of the lid has a picture of the corset and gives a detailed explanation of how to wear it and its positive effects on the organs, quoting a New York doctor from the Board of Health. Patented April 6th and August 3rd 1880. DATED: 1880s.
Peach cotton damask Girdle, garters have been removed. There is a busk with 4 hooks and eyes and and an additional 2 below, 17 pairs of eyelets lace up the back. There are 2 rectangular elastic panels over the back hip and at the waist, girdle is heavily boned. DATE: Late 1940s or later. Often the same style would continue to be made because of the demand from older women who had been wearing a particular style for many years and continued to want it.
Regaliste ivory and pale peach damask Corset, in its original white box w/tissue. It has a peach ribbon lace top w/flowers over bust, 6 garters decorated w/peach satin bows, the garter fittings are labelled â€śvelvet grip, center busk has 4 hooks and eyes with one additional hook and eye below, back lacesâ€ť w/17 pairs of eyelets. Enclosed note, â€śMy wedding corset â€“ GGB,â€ť and is exquisite.Â Box 19 x 5-1/2 x 1.â€ťÂ DATE: Circa: 1919.
Warnerâ€™s Rust-proof Corset, original box tan box says â€śWarnerâ€™s Rust-Proof. Wrap around w/vertical panels of elastic and damask, 4 garters, center busk w/3 hooks and eyes, one additional hook and eye at both top and bottom designed to go from waist to hip. Inside stamped: Double Boning, Warnerâ€™s Rust Proof Corsets, Wrap Around No. E-901, Every Corset Guaranteed, Cotton Corset made in U.S.â€ť Attached tag for â€śFitting.â€ť DATE: Early 1900s.
Plastic Bag â€śDo-It-Yourselfâ€ť Kits, called â€śVivette Accessory Bagsâ€ť for womensâ€™ lingerie, handkerchiefs, gloves and other clothing accessories. $1.00 kits include binding, beads, sequins and felt cut-outs along with â€śSo Easy to Make This Wayâ€ť directions along with pictures, sizes and colors.â€ťÂ Chicago.Â Kit designed by â€śVivetteâ€ť collectorâ€™s mother. DATE: Mid 1950s.