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Miss Ruth
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« on: February 26, 2016, 03:28:11 PM »

I can't believe this is actual?Huh

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/47/00/ef/4700efec21182588d70495ad77a68adb.jpg

It looks genuine, but at the same time it doesn't...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/8a/73/478a7319f600bd948ffc48c58cf0318d.jpg

The petticoat is so tight right there it just doesn't seam like it would be for real.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/8c/6e/b2/8c6eb2fbf7ea4bbc40138100715b4e50.jpg

And why would it have been photographed?? Does anyone know what this is all about?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 03:36:38 PM »

I have no idea...but it makes me laugh, it looks so ridiculous! Cheesy


Okay, one idea...stage production of some sort? Just a guess.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 03:47:43 PM »

I looked into it further, Ms. Eliza, and it seems it was a parody! I, too, find it humorous!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 03:54:03 PM »

Okay, I had to test my guess, and here's what I found.

This website http://vintage-ephemera.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html (a ways down) credits London Stereoscopic Company for a couple of the images, which would explain the curved top.

Here http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/340026 it just says "Sequence of posed joke photographs of five stages of putting on a crinoline, ca. 1860" and shows a couple more.

And, a tinted version appears here, again a little ways down: http://www.londonstereo.com/news.html
And just below it is some information about the London Stereoscopic Company.

So, it appears they're a real parody from the Victorian time...

(Sorry, searching/typing at the same time as Ruth....going to post anyway, in case anyone is interested in the links)
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 10:11:02 PM »

Thanks for the links, Eliza!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 12:28:19 PM »

Yes, Ruth, it is a parody.  Women's dress was a source of much amusement in punch magazine and other cartoons.  This is a series of humorous stereoviews depicting a woman getting dressed with exaggeratedly large hoops.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 06:33:21 PM »

Haha! Thank you, Mrs. Hollister! I figured it was after I saw the other things that came up on google, I just wanted to be sure! At first I thought it was perhaps a faked photo, but I love that it was a parody!
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