A comical find in a 1910 newspaper tells the story of a football star who couldn’t take the pressure. Not the pressure of a game, but of a corset.
According to the article, Edwin Judd of the University of New York wore the corset for a skit. A fellow named Jack Schultze laced it up without mercy, which Judd found to be the reason for his woes.
The article goes on to say that Judd was happy not to be a girl, but learned cynicism from seeing how much a corset can alter your shape. As Judd says in the article, “I realized what opportunities girls have for deception.”
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