Period "Stays" of various periods
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on August 18, 1998 at 04:34:35:
In response to Smallclothes, written by BarbaraK on August 17, 1998 at 20:08:00
] P.S. My info is from a book called:
] Tidings from the 18th Century
] written by Beth Gilgun
] published by Rebel Pub. co. in 1993
] Also from re-printed catoluges from Sears and Roebuck co. (1885) from work
Not saying that anything you've said is wrong, but the "Regency" (by which I mean the late 1790's to late 1810's, and which is the main focus of this board) is a somewhat atypical period for corseting (though not entirely "unsupported", of course), and any historical survey which makes broad generalizations about either the entire 18th century as a whole or the entire 19th century as a whole is not likely to do much justice to the particularities of the Regency -- and the 1885 Sears Roebuck catalogue would be basically irrelevant for 1805....
- have I got the meaning off "stays" correct?????????????? Anna-Karin 06:39:46 8/21/98 (2)
- P.S. (Regency vs.Victorian) The Mysterious H.C. 05:11:57 8/18/98 (2)
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