Der Bazar 1868: Grey drilling corset; 33. front part, 34. first front breast gore, 35. second front breast gore, 36. first front hip gore, 37. second front hip gore, 38. back part, 39. back hip gore (scratched lines mark the selvage run)
Dandy at his toilette Date 1818 British Museum. He wears a corset and has an array of creams and potions.
"The Virgin Shape Warehouse", satirical drawing, London 1799. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection
Edwardian Era Clothing
'O cruel Wind, I am not so Plump, Then why should you expose my Rump.' 18 September 1786 Hand-coloured etching
Mud baths. Women taking mud baths in the 18th century, watched by James Graham (died 1794), a Scottish medical fraudster. Bathing in mineral water and mud was prescribed for many types of ailments, though the rich and famous also used bathing houses as social centres. Graham's "earth- bathing" was one of a number of medical frauds that he carried out in London. He claimed that bathers could prolong their physical beauty by bathing at his establishment. Graham died insane in Scotland.