26 Jun '13, 6pm

FASHION ARTIFACTS: Vintage X-rays reveal shocking extent of corset-imposed body deformation

FASHION ARTIFACTS: Vintage X-rays reveal shocking extent of corset-imposed body deformation

O’Followell’s historic X-rays of the myriad of female corset victims have recently been released on Wikimedia Commons , giving modern corset wearers a taste of their counterparts 100 years ago. The X-rays appear along with O’Followell’s original text for Le Corset , which describes at length the health issues with the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems that are caused by corset wearing. Medical diagrams showing organ and ribcage displacement join the actual case studies of women wearing the average corset from day to day.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/vintage-x-rays-reveal-shocking-e...

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