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Catalog Number 00.26.10
Object Name Corset
Description Woman's corset; front-laced style.Plain, off-white, linen or muslin.Band of lace trim w/scalloped edge at top border.Thin metal strips are sewn inside fabric at regular intervals.Frt opening has small hooks/loops along R/side; strip w/small, metal studs and few more hooks/loops is on L/side.L/side has eyelets for lacing; attached to a rect panel which is attached to another edge w/eyelets.4 garter straps w/fasteners hang from bttm edge.Back has short, semi-elastic band at bttm ctr. Black print on interior / / MADE IN THE USA / BONTON / CORSETS/ MODEL 1007 //; on rect panel / FRONT LACE TONGUE / PATENT...
People Mann, Annabelle
Subjects Horseless Carriage club
Made Royal Worcester Corset Co.
Provenance Used by members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, Tucson Chapter, during the 1950s-1980s as part of Living History Costumes. Harry Mann was charter member of club.

The Bon Ton corset was made by the Royal Worcester Corset Co. of Massachusetts. In 1875 the "Bon Ton" was awarded the bronze medal at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Founded by David Hale Fanning.