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White River Valley Museum Permanent Exhibits
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Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments
January 10 - June 17, 2018

shawl and skirt Guardians
Maternity Corset
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The "bullet bra"!
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Corsets for Children
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Camille Clifford was a Belgian-born stage actress and the most famous model for the "Gibson Girl" illustrations. Her towering coiffure and hourglass figure defined the Gibson Girl style—helped out by some fine corsetry!
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A late 1800s beauty models a corset of the time, designed to push up her breasts, cinch in the waist, and accentuate the backwards flare of her derriere.
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Actress Lena Horne defined the style of the 1950s and 1960s supported by an uplifting bra and a waist cincher.
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Mary Olson Farm