Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

So Extensive, So Well Balanced: Corset Advertisement, Ladies Home Journal, c. 1903. 

"HAVE NO BRASS EYELETS IT WOULD BE ABSURD"

I see that someone has some exceedingly strong opinions about eyelets.
Corset X-Ray, 1908 (via Retronaut)
Selection: Harpers Bazaar, 1890s

Evening Attire, 1880s (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Harper’s Bazaar Illustration, c. 1880s
Royal Worcester Corset Company c. 1890.  Source:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Royal Worcester Corset Company c. 1890.  Source:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Gabrielle Ray, Found Familiars 
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, c. 1884 (via Grand Ladies)
Dial W for Weimar.  Photograph by Ellen von Unwerth.
Afternoon, c. 1883.  Source: NYPL
Royal Worcester Corset Company, c. 1893.  Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glove-Fitting Corset, c. 1868.  Source: NYPL
Camille Clifford, Click for Source.