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Hoorah for the Bra: A Perky Peek at the History of the Brassiere
by Cheree Berry
It was in 1914 that Mary Phelps Jacob set women free -- from the prison of the corset. With a little help from her lady's maid, this ingenious New York socialite stitched together two handkerchiefs and a long pink ribbon to fashion the world's first-ever brassiere. (Jacob later sold her patent for $1,500 -- to a company that went on to make $15 "million" off her invention. ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
(first published 2006)
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A coworker recently went to a pop-up book workshop, and this author was there. This is the only one of her books available in Clevnet, and I wish there were more. This was fun and funny, but not nearly as provocative and with less pop-ups than I expected. Interesting info, though, and I think it's hysterical that she gives directions at the back for men so they can learn how to unhook a bra one-handed.