Have you seen these?
They are bosom supports, from the Conner Prairie History collection.
Are they amazing or what?
They are stuffed with men’s facial hair. Interesting.
Apparently they date to about 1880. I’d love to know if they were a one-off garment, or if this was a bit of a trend.
I’d call them bust enhancers rather than bosom supports. I don’t see much in the way of support happening from these!