Under Pressure

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.

Football star faints after wearing 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.

Schultze laced the corset

Fainted within 15 minutes

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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