"No Mother, this book is not at all fit for you to see." "But you are reading it!" "Ah, but we were brought up so differently." This is an original 1906 halftone print of a drawing by Charles Dana Gibson. The drawing has a copyright date of 1904 by Life Publishing Co. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)
This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer an amusing collection of the satirical drawings of American artist, Charles Dana Gibson. With pen and ink Gibson cleverly exposes the faults and foibles of late Victorian / early Edwardian American high society. Following the adventures of his idealized feminine character, the"Gibson Girl," his exploration of the behaviors, attitudes and mores of the early twentieth century still delight and amuse us today.
This piece was illustrated by Gibson, Charles Dana. Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.
Charles Dana Gibson
(1867-1944) Charles Dana Gibson was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was one of the best known of the turn-of-the-century illustrators. His drawings of the beautiful, high society woman--the "Gibson Girl," are perhaps the most recognizable images of the time. He was a master of pen and ink and did much of his work for Life, and Collier�s magazines.