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D&A Long Line Corset

D&A Long Line Corset
Dated 1916. D & A brand corset patented January 11, 1916 and was made by the Dominion Corset Company which was based in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada.
The corset is a long tubular style, which was very popular during the late Edwardian era. It comes just up to cup the breasts and nips in the waist ever so slightly and passes right down over the hips. I've tried it on and it's very comfortable although it's too fragile to be worn now. It's made out of unlined herringbone pattern coutil with a band of Broderie Anglaise around the top. It's boned with 16 steel bones and has a short straight busk with a hook 'n eye underneath.
The corset has 4 suspenders with ornate clips, one of the stocking suspenders has a rubber button missing. Stamped inside with the brand, patent date and size, 25".
(Formerly L. Hidic)