Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of the operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of the operetta The Merry Widow.

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↢ Bygone Beauties ↣ vintage photograph of a model in evening dress, 1902
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Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. 1908–09. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. 1908–09. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

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Edwardian Era Ladies' Corsets - 1902-3 Fall & Winter Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. Catalog  No. 2132 (middle second row) A maternity Abdominal Waist  No. 2136 (Right 1 row from bottom) A short hip nursing waist, made with either hook or button front; in white, drab or black.  No. 2137 (Left 1 row from bottom) Soft, washable waist, with abdominal lacings. (note it is not nursing)

Edwardian Era Ladies' Corsets - 1902-3 Fall & Winter Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. Catalog No. 2132 (middle second row) A maternity Abdominal Waist No. 2136 (Right 1 row from bottom) A short hip nursing waist, made with either hook or button front; in white, drab or black. No. 2137 (Left 1 row from bottom) Soft, washable waist, with abdominal lacings. (note it is not nursing)

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