The Highlands restaurant felt like a Wild West gold mining town, complete with corseted
dance hall girls, gas lamps and gambling tables in a replica of the Silver Palace Saloon situated amid McKay's Bank, a gunsmith's shop, a tack room and an outhouse.
In ancient civilisations, like Crete, Egypt, Rome, Greece and Assyria, corseted
women were painted on pottery.
These critics expressed no concern for the corseted
mother's comfort or well-being, as they assumed she was indulging her vanity.
Niggardly waists and niggardly brains go together," one famous reformer declared late in the 18th century, and produced a tortuous argument explaining why corseted
women scream at the sight of a mouse.
Nineteenth-century efforts to keep women corseted
drew upon, legitimated and constructed particular notions about femininity, propriety, and the female body.