Long line corset of black cotton, back view: 19th century

 
Long line corset of black cotton, back view: 19th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Black cotton, long line corset with opening at the centre front.The twelve eyelets on either side of the two centre front whalebone busks are used for lacings.There are four steel/metal rods at the centre back. Shoulder straps are attached at the back and the front. It is strongly boned throughout, and is thought to have been a orthopeadic corset. The corset is lined with thick grey cotton and is machine stitched.

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