I've wanted to share images of this corset since I first saw it in storage at the Kent State University Museum.
KSUM 1983.1.1500 Three quarter front detail
KSUM 1983.1.1500 Busk detail
The M Grochovska engraved on the busk loops is the maker's name, it's also woven on the label inside the corset. There is an image of the label and a bit more information about this corset on the museum's blog. But before you click over there let's take a closer look at the flossing.
KSUM 1983.1.1500 Three quarter detail
Wow. And the bow at the center front.
KSUM 1983.1.1500 Bow detail
Now that's a bow. There are two blue elastic suspenders to support stockings placed at the center front. They were my reference for attaching the garters on the 1911 corset I made. This corset is very shapely, but it isn't small. Laced closed on a form it measures bust 40 inches, waist 29 1/2, and hips 44.
KSUM 1983.1.1500 Three quarter front
So pretty! Don't you agree?