1830 ca. Cotton corset with linen lining and intense cording over the breasts and front. Back lacing with eyelets. Made by: Caroline Adams New England, New Hampshire, America.
Overall (measured open and flat): 44 x 68 cm (17 5/16 x 26 3/4 in.)
Other (center front length): 32.8 cm (12 15/16 in.)
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Frank Stewart. ACCESSION NUMBER 46.1246
This corset is typical of the undergarments worn under Romantic Era fashions. The Romantic Era began during the reign of King George IV (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830), previously the Prince Regent for whom the Regency Era was named, and continued after his death until about 1840.
via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. mfa.org Credit: Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman. Accession Number 46.88a