Corsets (series), Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1747-1949
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
1.6 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Blotters (writing equipment)
Primarily advertising cards, correspondence on letterhead stationery, envelopes, invoices, receipts, postcards, calendars, blotters, business cards, and advertisements from manufacturers, dealers and importers of corsets and corset materials. Some of these companies also manufactured bustles, hoop skirts and crinolines. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th century, in particular the Gibson Girl era (1891-1910). Includes seven folders of material by type, such as corset covers, patents, caricatures, machinery, export/import documents, articles, etc.
Corsets, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
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