Early 20th Century American Art – Charles Dana Gibson Book 1
Both large art volumes were printed in 1907 and feature incredible artwork from before the turn of the century. Each book is chock full of beautiful pen and ink illustrations accompanied by humorous captions. Gibson is primarily known for creating the “Gibson Girl”, a personification of the beauty of the time’s ideal American girl.
After looking through book 1 today, I learned that a phenomenon that I thought was new, has been going on for over a hundred years. I’ve noticed an influx of people online saying, “That moment when. . .” to describe certain situations. Turns out, what I dismissed as a product of social networking has actually been around since the early 1900s.
That Delicious Moment
When You Find You Are To Take In To Dinner The Girl Who Yesterday Refused You
There are over a hundred drawings in ‘The Gibson Book I’, but I took pictures of some of my favorites. I’ll be posting on Book II once I go through it. Enjoy!