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Gibson Girls and Suffragists: Perceptions of Women from 1900 to 1918.
The Lillian Russell collection is named after the glamorous light-opera star who was the toast of Tony Pastor's Opera House, the beje-welled lady of Diamond Jim Brady and the inspiration for the Gibson Girls. Cumberland Valley originated from the furniture designed and produced by immigrant craftsman along the Cumberland River valley in Tennessee in the early 1800s.
The popularity of the uncomfortable S-curve corsets favored by Gibson Girls of this era, which threw the bust forward and the buttocks back, declined after 1905 with wider use of straight-front corsets.