Women

The Lady Eve

The early twentieth century can be considered the beginning of the golden age of illustration. From James Montgomery Flagg, to Charles Dana Gibson, to Nell Brinkley, magazines and advertisers and newspapers attracted and delighted millions of consumers using eye-catching graphics. On the other side of the pond, illustrators like Leslie Ward, Beatrix Potter, and Arthur …

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Fascinating Women: Maud Humphrey

Maud Humphrey was yet another who took full advantage of the widening opportunities for educated young women at the turn-of-the-century. Though she is now known for being the mother of Academy Award winner Humphrey Bogart, I think it quite fair for her equally compelling life to be pulled out of the footnotes of history. Maud …

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Fascinating Women: Nell Brinkley

Though unfairly forgotten, Nell Brinkley was just as popular and successful during America’s “golden age of illustration” (1880s-1910s) as her male counterparts, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, and Howard Chandler Christy, to name a few illustration titans. The product of a solid Mid-Western upbringing and possessing no formal training, Nell’s natural talent came to …

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