About this object

  • ID:

    93.94/1

  • Production date:

    1861-1871

  • Location:

    In Store

  • An acrobatic 'flying' corset made from heavily boned thick cotton with two thick leather straps CB pierced with holes for lacing; attached to the top of the leather straps is a heavy steel catch held closed by a metal spring to which the suspension wire would be attached; canvas straps finished with leather at the shoulders and hips buckle to straps on the inside of the corset; the CF closes with studs and eyelets. Worn by the 'flying dancer' Azella, who began performing as the first solo flying dancer in 1865. Her husband manipulated the wires.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    bust 685 mm; waist 510 mm; hips 880 mm

  • Materials

    cotton; leather; steel

  • Rights Credit

    in progress

  • Last Updated

    2017-10-11

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Group

    Dress for Dance

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