1900 underwear

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, June 14, 1901

But of all the garbled language
And the terms employed by these
Addle-pated folk in London
There are two that take the cheese.
Here they are, O gentle reader:
“Undies” - ha! - and “Cossies” - ho!
(Blow me, but I hate to write it, it embarrasses me so!)

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1) Corset, 1890-95, Australia or England.

2) Corset, 1890, France.

3) Sport corset, 1895.

4) Corset ad, 1899.

5) Corset, 1900.

6) Bra, 1905-1925, Netherlands.

7) Corset, 1910.

8) Corset, 1915-17, USA.

9) Corselet, 1924-25, USA.

10) Waist cincher, 1939, USA.

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1) Stays, 1700-60, England.

2) Child’s corset, 1820s-30s.

3) Corselette, 1860s-75.

4) Corset, 1880s.

5) Corset, 1890, Belgium.

6) Nursing corset, 1900s, Canada.

7) Corsets in a Sears Roebuck catalog, 1908.

8) Girdle, 1920-25, USA.

9) Bra, 1950-55.

10) Rigby and Peller 1950s-style lingerie worn by Katie Perry, 2009.

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1) Stays, 1750, France.

2) Corset, 1875.

3) Ventilated corset, 1885.

4) Corset, 1898.

5) Sports corset, 1900.

6) Corset catalog, 1902-03.

7) Brassiere, 1915.

8) Men’s health belt, 1930.

9) Brassiere, 1938.

10) Panty girdle, 1969.

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1) Corset, 1889.

2) Corset, 1835. (This corset is unusually long for the time period.)

3) Plunge corset, 1905.

4) Corset, 1908.

5) Corset, mid 1880s, USA.

6) Corset, 1890, USA.

7) Corset, 1800s.

8) Reform corset, 1878.

9) Corset, 1900-10, United Kingdom.

10) Summer corset, 1890s.

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1) Stays, 1750-60.

2) Maternity corset, late 1800s.

3) Swiss waist, 1860-65.

4) Maternity corset, 1870s-80s.

5) Corset, 1890s.

6) Ribbon corset, 1897.

7) Model, early 1900s.

8) Maternity corset, 1910.

9) Bustier, 1958-62, Netherlands.

10) Garter belt, 1960s, France.

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1) Stays, 1750-60.

2)  Stays, 1750s-60s.

3) Child’s corset, mid 1800s, USA.

4) Man’s corset, 1810-50, USA or Europe.

5) Corset, 1820s.

6) Corset, 1875, USA.

7) Corset, 1880, USA.

8) Corset, 1885-95.

9) Doll’s corset or model corset, 1900-40.

10) Corset, 1918-19, USA.

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1) Stays, 1700-50, England.

2) Stays, 1750-60.

3) Stays, 1750s-60s.

4) Swiss waist, 1860-65.

5) Nursing corset, patent, 1879, USA.

6) Corsets, 1880s.

7) Nursing corset, 1887, France.

8) Sears-Roebuck nursing corset, 1896.

9) “Breast Shield” patent, 1899, USA.

10) Corset, 1902.

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1) Stays, 1735-50, France.

2) Corset, 1810.

3) Corset, 1876, USA.

4) Corset, 1880s.

5) Corset, 1890-1910.

6) Corset, 1896, USA.

7) Corset, 1910-15, Netherlands.

8) Bra, 1930-40, Netherlands.

9) Bra, 1940-45.

10) Girdle by Emilio Pucci, 1960s.