|The Great Antique Corset Research Project
||[Oct. 8th, 2008|09:11 am]
The History Of Corsets
I am in the early stages of working on a research project documenting the corset manufacturers of the 19th & 20th centuries:|
I am also compiling a list of manufacturer's corset style numbers and the years they were released/available/advertised to help museums and collectors accurately date their antique corsets. It's a huge and ongoing project likely to take decades at least.
As you can see I have very little info so far. If ever you have information, even if it's just documentable basic dates and facts, I would be very interested. If you have very specific info such as documentable, dated ads or catalogs showing corset brands with style numbers I would LOVE if you could contribute your information to the project. (I am sorry, I am too poor to pay at this point.)
All information I collect will be shared with the public though may eventually become part of a book as well.
If anyone has an antique corset with a known manufacturer and style number I may be able to give you a date for it (or a date range, some manufacturers re-used style numbers it seems...darn you Nemo!).
Thank you everyone,