News

Happy Birthday to the Bra

Happy Birthday to the Bra

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRA: The first patent for the modern-day bra was filed in February, 1914. Photo: Associated Press

This year marks the 100th anniversary of everyone’s favorite foundation garment, the brassiere.

According the New York Post, a New Yorker wanted something more comfortable and functional than the typical corset. Mary Phelps Jacob filed the first patent for a bra in February of 1914 and was granted a U.S. patent in November of the same year. She sold the design a short time later for $1,500.

That launched a billion-dollar industry that would see all types of inventions and innovations – from Frederick Mellinger’s push-up bra, to the Wonderbra, to the international lingerie giant known as Victoria’s Secret and its million-dollar, diamond-covered bras – undergarments have come a long way in the last century.

AP080916010103

AP231052561724

AP6611101160

AP9601270698

AP7505011432

AP9601100853

AP9012030525

AP8603240139

AP01080801690

AP041008018248

AP061025042583

AP091026020155

And check out the latest in lingerie fashion from the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Recent Headlines

in Black Friday, Entertainment, National

Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

turkeypardon

The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

in Local

Five arrested on drug trafficking charges

crime

Authorities seized 108 bags of heroin, 2.4 grams of crack cocaine.

in Sports

Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

rg3

The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

in Local

Local retailers gearing up for Black Friday

Local_News41-620x400

Arguably the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday is in the sights of retailers.

in Local

Cortland YMCA preps for annual Turkey Trot

runnin1

The Cortland YMCA will hold its annual Turkey Trot, the last and largest of the 6 races in the Borg Warner/Cortland YMCA Race Series on Thanksgiving Day.