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Gibson, Charleslocked

(b Roxbury, MA, Sept 14, 1867; d New York, NY, Dec 23, 1944).
  • Avis Berman

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American illustrator. Gibson’s graphic creation, the “Gibson Girl,” became a symbol of upper-middle-class American womanhood from 1890 to 1914. The Gibson Girl’s appearance and dress were widely imitated and her popularity helped shape social attitudes at a time when women’s roles were undergoing dramatic changes....

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