Antique Posters featuring Corsets

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(above) Danish (date unknown)


Richard writes:

"The above (L) posty... advertises two shops for underwear, each located in Copenhagen. I have visit the shop at Vesterbrogade in late 80`s and it was run at that time by an old women. They sold modern underwear for exclusive women. .It was at that time that I saw a corset in their window for the first time. A very positive effect I can tell you. At that time they had also their own design and trade mark for underwear 'Duzaine Hansen.'  We bought something of that creation on the occasion of our marriage in 1977. The shop was sold in late 80`s and still uses the same old trademark; it must represent an old concept for good quality and fitness for real women. 


Stephen K.:

"A poster of a boisterous young lady with long flowing
curls and an extreme hourglass figure, wearing a yellow dress and long gloves, and brandishing a candelabra.
The title means 'Candle of the Star.'




Theater flyer from 1905, sent by Martin




Stephen K. Flickr find:

 "...from the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900, announcing an international fencing competition. Large prizes were offered for fencing, with the three types of sword demonstrated by the glamorous model in the racy leather (?) mini-dress. For those who doubt a woman could fence when so tightly laced, watch Gina Lollobrigida in [the 1955 film]
La Donna Pił Bella dell’Mondo ('Beautiful but Dangerous')."

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