era: mid-late 1870s
material: cotton, cotton tulle
found: ebay.com Feb 2003
This was the reality of early like of the web- small files!
But what may be possible to tell here is how very light even the solid fabric is is. This is not unusual, the aim was to have all the tension in the corset, so outer garments could be shaped over an already fitted and shaped body.
The bodice is a classic jacket type from the very end of the 1870s. Cuirasse bodices were also popular at this time.