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Posted by Fred 2018-08-31 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [362 views ]  Top

#1 Read that 19th century women started wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny training corsets at age 11.
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2018-08-31 03:14||   2018-08-31 03:14|| Front Page Top

#2 no wonder victorian houses were built with "fainting rooms"....
Posted by Vinegar Hupavinter2464 2018-08-31 04:53||   2018-08-31 04:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Meet Alice Regnault, 1880,
An actress (it sounded less shady):
"They may pay for my rĂ´les
In the hay or bagnoles
Till the day I retire, a great lady!"

Which day arrived in 1881, sez wikipedia's shabby little article, not that she looks like she's counting the days. Thanks for the intro to her and Mirbeau.
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-08-31 07:20||   2018-08-31 07:20|| Front Page Top

#4 She became very rich as a courtesan in Paris
Posted by Frozen Al 2018-08-31 12:42||   2018-08-31 12:42|| Front Page Top

#5 19th century women started wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny training corsets at age 11

As young as six in some households, Ebbavirt Clunk4147. So much easier and more comfortable to hold the waist at the same size as the child grew into a young lady than to start when she went to finishing school at the great age of fourteen, and at that point start pulling the laces tighter an inch every two weeks until the target of 16" was achieved, while competitive girls had themselves tight-laced to 14".

Posted by trailing wife 2018-08-31 14:11||   2018-08-31 14:11|| Front Page Top

#6 Much like binding feet and skulls.
Maiming the defenseless for fashion.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-31 21:33||   2018-08-31 21:33|| Front Page Top

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