A corset tells its story!

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

1880s cotton corset. 1880s cotton corset. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/85416?rpp=30&pg=2&ao=on&ft=corset&when=A.D.+1800-1900&pos=57

The Autobiography of a Corset.

Chapter I.

The history of my birth and the first days of my life possess but little interest. At an early age I was carried off from my birthplace with several of my companions and placed in a large store on a street which I soon learned was called Broadway. While my fellows remained packed away in boxes, I, on account of my superior beauty, I suppose, was hung up in full view of the public. At first I felt proud of the honor and made much over myself, but I soon perceived that my fancied elevation was in fact the greatest obstacle to my success in life, for while my companions rapidly followed one another out into the world, to fulfill their destiny, I remained solitary and unsought for. It was not because I was not admired. When any one…

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