Part of corset bodice and sleeves - Made from blue silk brocade with a large scale design of naturalistic flowers in pinks, greens and yellows. This is French silk - point rentree 1735-1737. There are blue linen tabs. It is lined with linen. It is heavily boned with eyelet holes down the backs and fronts for the stomacher. Sleeves would attach with blue ribbon. The cuff of the sleeves is trimmed with cream silk ribbon. There are 6 hip tabs.
Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle
British WWI soldiers on the Western Front - 1 of 4,000 photos uncovered in an attic in Northern France. For much of the war, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines – as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields of the Somme.