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19th Century Roadtrip

A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144] Advertisements

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Those Are Some Bathing Suits

c.1897 Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-58880]

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I’ve Been Dressing For Winter All Wrong

I’ve been approaching this North American freezing weather the wrong way!  Layers from now on, I’ve decided. The caption from the photo states:  “Mrs. Stotesbury, Montreal, QC, 1867” Source: [McCord Museum I-24446.1]

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Historical Underwear, part I: This Looks…Uncomfortable

Imagine what this thing must have done to your ribs and internal organs when worn day after day! A silk corset from 1891, made by Maison Léoty in France. Source: [Metropolitan Museum of Art – No.C.I.45.27a, b]

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