There is just so much to see. We have everything from an 1810 corset to an underwear and cami set from 2003, and everything in between!
The exhibit is essentially a timeline of women's underwear history, with examples of garments and undergarments for most decades from 1810 to 1970. Special sections include hosiery, nightgowns, bed jackets, and boudoir caps.
We even have two pieces of Ida McKinley's underwear on display!
|Bloomers that belonged to First Lady Ida McKinley|
|The bloomers are marked "Ida Saxton" which dates them prior to her 1871 marriage|
The exhibit features more than 40 dress forms, plus additional garments on hanging display mounts and inside cases.
The opening is FREE and open to the public from 6:00 to 7:30 PM tonight. If you can't make it, Mentioning the Unmentionables will be on view through Sunday November 30.
Here are a few more highlights!
|1880s bustle, courtsey of Mary Doering|
|1880s bustle, Museum Collection|
|Corset waist, c1890s, courtesy of Mary Doering|
|One of approximately 15 exhibit panels in the exhibition|
|This is NOT A DRESS! It is a petticoat and corset cover, c1890s, Museum Collection.|
|Long line corset, c1910-1912, courtesy of Mary Doeering. Worn over a chemise of the same era from the Museum's Collection.|
|Chemise and drawers set, c1920s, Museum Collection|
|All-in-one, c1950s, courtesy of Jan Cassler|
|Cami and underwear set, c2003, courtesy of Linda Jordan|
|Morning jacket and boudoir caps, Museum Collection|
|Underwear, c1970, Museum Collection|
|Underwear by Pucci, courtesy of Mary Doering|
|Original drawing for a lingerie ad for The Parisian department store in Canton, courtesy of Jan Cassler|