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The Gibson Girls: The Kardashians of the Early 1900s

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58591/gibson-girls-kardashians-early-1900s Forget about Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was all about Evelyn, Camille, and Irene, the original “Gibson Girls” and the models for the drawings that changed the way America thought about women. Though the 1890s may seem buttoned up by modern standards, they were anything but. Independent,

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The Gibson Girl

First appearing in published illustrations in the late 1800s, the Gibson girl was the creation of American artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867– 1944). Gibson’s art depicted the fashionable upper-middle-class society of his time, particularly a certain type of modern young woman. Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some

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