Who Knew Corset Advertising Was So Scary?

Senior Digital Projects Editor

Since the dawn of photoshop, we've all witnessed a few floating legs, shrunken waists and worse. Sometimes people just get way too carried away, you know? But I don't know if anything can top this hand-drawn corset ad from 1909. It's downright frightening. (Then again, it was 1909.) But look at the arm to waist ratio! That's what's really scary.

Corsets, man, they're weird.

via NYPL Digital Archive


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