Wednesday, May 23, 2012

USA 1998, Gibson Girl 32 cents

USA Stamp 1998
Gibson Girl
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The Gibson Girl was the personification of a feminine ideal as portrayed in the pen and ink illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States.

Some people argue that the "Gibson Girl" was the first national standard for feminine beauty. For the next two decades, Gibson's fictional images were extremely popular. There was merchandising of "saucers, ashtrays, tablecloths, pillow covers, chair covers, souvenir spoons, screens, fans, umbrella stands", all bearing her image. The artist saw his creation as representing "thousands of American girls".

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