The end of the nineteenth century was marked by several political, economic and social changes that permanently affected the fabric of Western communities. To understand how these changes were reflected in the lives of ordinary people, it can be useful to explore their effect on clothing and more specifically, women’s undergarments. The changes that occurred in breastfeeding garments from 1900-1945 illustrate how social, economic and medical practices shaped the objects being designed during that time.July 16, 2019
In this series of posts, I will be taking something from the Underpinnings Museum’s collection and using it to look at an object from my collection of historical beauty items. Today’s twin…March 9, 2018
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