New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacobs patented the first brassiere in 1914.
She had devised it for her own use as an alternative to the corset, which showed under her sheer gown.
The first bra was made from ribbon and handkerchiefs.
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- Who created the Burma-Shave advertisements on American roadways earlier in this century? The now legendary and defunct Burma-Shave advertisements were developed in 1926 by Allan Odell, the son of the founder of the Burma-Vita Company. Burma-Shave was a new product, the first brushless shaving cream,…
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