Antique Corsetry – Birmingham Museum Collections

The Birmingham Museum Collections Centre holds a few delightful antique corsets, which I visited on my 30th birthday back in 2012. With such a whirlwind of stuff happening around that time I failed to properly post about the visit! So here are just a few of the details I found most interesting (my notes can be read in my diary – link for new subscribers).

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A Tightened Rib

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A Pretty Little Cincher

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An Interesting Pattern

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A Loosened Rib and Back-Waist

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A Claret Dream

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