(See also Gallery #40 - 20th Century Artists)

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Classic John Willie

Peter O. points to this site for a plethora of Victorian era cartoons.

Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of  a titillating French cartoon strip,
Sasmira (Part I - The Call)
by Vicomte.  

The author (Vicomte) draws very beautiful corset scenes; this is a time travel story. Modern characters find themselves in 1910 and the girls are required to wear fashionable dresses instead of trousers. Don't misunderstood, the mystery of time travel (and love) is much more important than corset.


Perez writes:

In the videogame “King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood”, one of the characters,
Jun Kagami, a 27 year old model (left), wears a corset as part her fighting outfit."


Grant writes: 

"Here is a nice little bit of corset humor...from a delightful book titled: The Gay Nineties by R.V. Colter, published by Doubleday, Doran and Co. in 1928.  Long out of print unfortunately, as it is a funny take on
 the 1890s (although some of the humor is totally baffling to us nowadays...Enjoy!"

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From Scott:
"Attached are several blocks from the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2
by Alan Moore, and Kevin O'Neill
ISBN: 1401201172 Format: Hardcover, 224pp Pub. Date: November 2003 Publisher: DC Comics
'Set in an alternate, technologically advanced 1898 London, the story finds legendary literary heroes Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Hawley Griffin (the Invisible Man), Edward Hyde and Mina Murray fighting battles that the British Empire can't handle without them.'
In the series, Mina Murray (from Dracula) has her corset undone by Allen Quartermain (King Solomon's Mines)."
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(below) 1880s corset humor

(BELOW) Two corset drawings from the wonderful turn of the century French magazine Le Vie Parisienne. 

Stephen K.:

"Cartoonist Bill Ward: As the Sixties progressed his work became increasingly
crude and obscene, but I love his elegant and glamorous pictures from the Fifties. He must have liked corsetry as much as I do: even into the 1970s, as far as I can make out from the cartoons, his women were still wearing girdles, waspies and corsets, long after they went out of fashion. Usually they're just sexy props, but here one has made it into the punch line (1971)."

(above left) Even Marge Simpson has gotten in the act! (right two) ...from a Simpsons episode

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