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Tuesdays in December on Patreon, Alicia is taking us on a journey through the iconic archetypes that have defined femininity across the decades. This week's American Woman is the "Gibson Girl," created by artist Charles Dana Gibson, and typified by Evelyn Nesbit, perhaps the first modern Supermodel.
The Gibson Girl was the idealized portrait of modern womanhood at the dawn of the 20th century, but Evelyn Nesbit's story was shockingly real, featuring the manipulations of two powerful older men, an unwelcome role in "the crime of the century," and at long last, a measure of peace in her later years in California.
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