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Wedding Corset Detail, c. 1880

Silk satin wedding corset, c. 1880

 

This piece is part of the Chicago History Museum exhibition I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot. The exhibition explores an array of wedding traditions through costume, and how some of those traditions were standardized by Chicago retailers to create the wedding industry we know today.

 

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Chicago History Museum

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Taken on March 18, 2010