This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
A very stocky display may be made by building in a window an archway of corsets. The frame-work is light scantling, nailed to the floor and ceiling about two and a half or three feet apart, running on a slight slant to the background. Between each scantling form an arch (of thin flexible lumber strips) the width of the corsets. The arrangement is merely to stack up boxes of corsets, one side open, in front of support, which will form an arch. This continued until the entire window is filled, makes a very imposing show. The display may be relieved by showing colored corsets only in the archway—the white ones forming the main body. Fill in the floor with corsets in boxes with the lid removed.