Your Carriage, Madam!

Submitted by Douglas Wood November 13th, 2010
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This 1934 book is quite a relic– it’s hard to imagine anything like it being published today. Posture is apparently more important than good lighting as the photo above proves. Didn’t anyone notice the huge mushroom-like shadow rising up from the ground?

Chapters include: Streamline Build, Sitting Pretty, Get Your Weight Off Your Feet, Hiding Your Hips, Taking it Off the Chin, Pounds and Protuberances, Rest Your Bones, What Every Actress Knows and more.

The photos are great, but the illustrations aren’t bad either.

6 Responses to “Your Carriage, Madam!”

  1. Allee Willis


    The use of the word ‘carriage’ absolutely kills me, that they’re using it for body and how to keep it erect and trim.

    The shadow in the first shot is FANTASTIC.

    The last photo slays me. I always use the word ‘poundage’ (I didn’t even know it was a real word despite using it for at least 30 years) and love that it’s used here along with that nifty little graphic illustrating girth.