Remember, these women were not professional models, simply normal housewives trying to get commission on their sales.
The number of corsetieres declined as their clientele vanished.
Corsetieres in Films Corsets appear frequently in films, but corsetieres? Anything photographic prior to that was very much the preserve of the naughty 'French' postcards.
Either way, it appears that the model is not particularly happy.
Now she is the only remaining agent in the south-east of England.
Measuring and Fitting For a client to be fitted, a 'measuring garment' was used that looked somewhat like a bra and corset, but with multiple adjustable laces and bones.