DUPRS_0062 Corset Pieces

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Title

DUPRS_0062 Corset Pieces

Subject

Corsets

Description

Over 20 pieces of metal corset slots/pegs from corset busks. Oval-like shapes with an opening in the center and 2 raised bumps/circles on the corners of the opposite end. Some vary in size and shape, with rectangular fragments attached to the back (rest of the busk)
9 round, ring pieces of corset grommets and eyelets. Rusted condition and some have deteriorated.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Selective Surface collection, West Zone, Stanley Park, Historic Chatham Township (modern Summit, New Jersey)

Publisher

Drew University, Department of Anthropology, Drew University Passaic River Survey

Date

1829-

Contributor

Ava Valentino

Relation

https://twitter.com/bostonNHP/status/1306602431002935296
https://vintagefashionguild.org/lingerie-guide/edwardian-corsets-early-19th-century/
https://www.famsf.org/blog/corsets-context-history#:~:text=1848%20%7C%20Joseph%20Cooper%20invents%20the,adopted%20from%20the%201850s%20onward.
http://tahliamckellartextiles.weebly.com/corset-timeline.html
https://adamselindisdress.blog/tag/split-busk/

Type

Metal

Coverage

Corsets of the 19th century reflected a more natural form of the female body. Though the hourglass figure and small waist were still coveted, the waistline of the corset dropped to a natural position compared to earlier designs of the corset. The fashion of the era called for high waisted and long flowing dresses, requiring heavily boned corsetry and tight lacing to achieve the desired figure. To ease this intense process of lacing, French Corsetier, Jean-Julien Josselin, invented the split busk in 1829, a front facing slot and stud closure to remove a corset without unlacing. This became extremely popular after Joseph Cooper patented the design in 1848 in America.
Corsets were used by all women, regardless of class, to represent and showcase their beauty. These undergarments were even used on young children and teenage girls to begin shaping their bodies and preparing for womanhood.

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “DUPRS_0062 Corset Pieces,” Drew University Library Special Collections, accessed May 26, 2024, http://omeka.drew.edu/items/show/696.