Today we are going to focus less on the item, and more on my airing of a grievance with people. This bodice, circa 1870s, is a perfect example of why we don’t store originals in the sun. I have no idea why the owner who did this damage had it in the sun, but it is very evident they had.
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As you can see, the front of the bodice is still a stunning deep purple, while the back is a mostly shattered, nearly white, falling apart mess!

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Don’t store originals in the sun, kids. Heck, don’t store your modern stuff you want to keep it’s color in the sun either. It ain’t pretty.

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Nice buttonholes at least! Hey, what about the buttons that go in them?

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The reason I purchased this poor dear- these fabulous lions head buttons!

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