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Suffragettes in Corselettes

Wednesday November 18, 2020
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM

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. Please help the Wells Library welcome Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban as they help us uncover this “taboo” subject that has traditionally been omitted from history. This free event is sponsored by the Maine Public Library Fund.  For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181


.Pink text of Suffragettes in Corselettes, historic corset on the right, white text of The Evolution of Underwear and our 19th Amendment..

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