Dictionary of Berlin

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

Nurnberg and other cities testifies to the excellence and 
solidily of the goods manufactured. Combinations of Coral 
with 18 karat gold or with real pearls are exquisitely worked 
and numerous articles of the most varied taste and descrip 
tion are made. Great specialties of this house are stone 
and mussel cameos, filigrane, and Roman Mosaic. 
Corsets. Mrs. Schwaan-Franz, 35 Mauer-Strasse has 
earned a wide reputation for the elegance and neatness of 
her Corsets for normal bodies; but her greatest merit lies in 
her ingenious inventions in that line for the remedying of 
deformities and the support of weak shoulders. This is not 
accomplished by the usual method of padding which is quite 
harmful but by a systematic arrangement of arching by which 
no pressure is felt and the activity of the skin remains un 
impeded. The success of these “hygienic” corsets is attested 
to by a long series of newspaper articles in which Mrs. 
Schwaan-Franz’s corsets are highly recommended to the 
public, — especially in the Borsen-Courier No. 269, the Ham- 
burgischer Correspondent No. 166, das Deutsche Tageblatt 
No. 239, and other papers. Among those who speak of these 
corsets in terms of the highest praise, is Staif-Surgeon Dr. 
Meyer who pronounces these health corsets excellent and 
highly commendable contrivances for assisting defects of nature. 
See the illustration of Mrs. Schwaan - Franz’s Corset 
among the advertisements. 
Costumes, Fancy. There are in Berlin a large number 
of places where fancy costumes are rented for public and 
private masquerade balls, and for private theatricals. At 
these places (the adresses of which may be found in the 
Berlin Directory) dominos, masks and dresses may be ob 
tained, the deposit left the expense of hiring depending 
entirely upon the costliness of the dress. 
Courts of Law. (See Law Courts.) 
Curiosity Shops. (Bric-a-Brac.) To offer any advice 
to learned amateurs and collectors would be superflous here. 
The stranger who is well informed on such matters will find
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