1876 Burgundy Silk Worcester Corset. Silk, cotton, metal, and bone. Worcester Corset Company (American, 1872–1901). Bon Ton corset awarded the brl at Centennial Exposition. Fine embroidery of traditional motifs of oak leaves and wheat ears which symbolize well-being and prosperity. During the 1870s, a woman’s dress and fashion represented her class, so these motifs on an undergarment showed her status.
via Metropolitan Museum NYC, U.S.A. metmuseum.org Credit Line:Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of E. A. Meister, 1950. Accession Number:2009.300.3106a–c1876 Burgundy Bon Ton Corset From Worcester Corset Company, American. #Victorian #Corset Click To Tweet