Behold Super Olde-Tymey Brassiere Devices

The folks at JF Ptak Science Books dug up a few images from U.S. patent reports on brassieres. These designs, created between 1929 and 1930, show how women struggled to support, shape and reduce the bustline. These days, we can sometimes feel self-conscious if our bra or bra straps are showing; manufacturers offer… » 6/17/11 3:55pm 6/17/11 3:55pm