Charles Gibson Girl Orig Book Print 1896 CHEER UP GIRLS
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Charles Gibson Girl Orig Book Print 1896 CHEER UP GIRLS

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Charles Gibson Girl Orig Book Print 1896 CHEER UP GIRLS
This is an original, double-sided print from the antique book Pictures of People by Charles Dana Gibson. The book and this print were published in 1896, and this U.S. edition was limited to 500 copies, many of which have probably been discarded or lost over time. * * Front side: Title "CHEER UP GIRLS!"Back side: UntitledArtist's signature appears in the plate Original sheet size: 11 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches (edges have been trimmed down slightly) Condition: Very goodFrom the political cartoon of the boat, to an intimate dining scene, Gibson knew how to capture the scenes of the times. * The famous "Gibson Girl," created by Charles Dana Gibson represents the epitome of American womanhood. Aloof, independent, confident and serene in character and personality, the Gibson Girl was-first and foremost-a "stunner." She was portrayed as finely featured, her hair piled on top of her head in defiance of gravity, and always impeccably dressed. * * The illustrations of Charles Gibson both influenced and reflected the "zeitgeist" of their day. Appearing in a number of popular magazines, notably Scribner's, Harper's, Colliers and The Century. Gibson's drawings were an immediate hit with the public. His images are among the first examples of popular merchandising; at the height of her popularity, the Gibson Girl appeared on china plates, umbrella stands, stick pins, wallpaper and match boxes. All of these items - but especially the illustrations themselves - are avidly sought by collectors. *