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Suffragettes in Corselettes – The Evolution of Underwear & The 19th Amendment

March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910’s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tight-lacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters.

This presentation is hands-on and participatory. Tight corseting exerted 22 pounds of pressure on internal organs – find out what that actually feels like! Experience the difficulty of completing everyday tasks while wearing a corset. Try on a bum roll, farthingale, and crinoline!
This program is presented by Ehris Urban & Velya Jancz-Urban of Grounded Goodwife – groundedgoodwife.com.
Program is free. No registration is required.
For more information, please call 508.647.6520 or email Abby Walsh at [email protected]


March 14, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Morse Institute Library – Lebowitz Meeting Hall

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