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Suffragettes in Corselettes: The Evolution of Underwear and our 19th amendment
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
A Centennial Tribute to the Suffragettes. 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 1910s 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 tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters. Join Velya Jancz-Urban, author and teacher, and Ehris Urban, herbalist, The Grounded Goodwife for this insightful look into the evolution of women’s clothing throughout history.
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