Dorian wrote: 
> Although Mrs. Bloomer didn't invent the costume, she promoted it to such
> good effect that her name was applied to it.  There's a picture on this
> page: http://www.unr.edu/sb204/theatre/bloom1.html (though annoyingly, the
> links don't seem to work).
> 
> Mrs. Bloomer, incidentally, was a feminist and temperance advocate, and
> edited a magazine called "The Lily".  Googling "Amelia Bloomer" will provide
> you with more information than you probably wanted.
> 
> Dorian.

You can see the links via the "Wayback Machine"
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://spidergram.ccs.unr.edu/unr/sb204/theatre/bloomtoc.html
I went for the 13 Oct 1999 and got them.
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