The last two posts have been about Evelyn Nesbit, and although there’s at least one more to go, I want to take a slight detour and talk about the Gibson Girls!

Gibson Girls flock together by the sea
Gibson Girls flock together by the sea

The Gibson Girls are the invention of Charles Dana Gibson, an American illustrator.

Charles Dana Gibson
Charles Dana Gibson

His illustrations appeared in the 1890s, and by the turn of the century, they were instantly recognizable icons and household names. And quite possibly the first pin-ups to ever exist!

A Gibson Girl
A Gibson Girl

 

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