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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Charles Dana Gibson

Years ago I purchased this book at a local book store while shopping for another book. Soon as I flipped through it I knew I wanted it and the gorgeous Gibson Girls drawings in it by Charles Dana Gibson. I bought this back in 1977 and the book was published in 1969.




This is an office girl hard at work before our sweet computers came about. I just love the pencil drawings he captured of life back then, especially the clothing of the Victorian era


This bride doesn't look very happy however.


Here I am with a friend talking about the unhappy bride ? What do you think they were talking about ? I think it's just amazing how any person can just set down and draw something such as these drawings. I can only draw a straight line with a ruler



Love the hair doo's , reminds me of my beehive hair do in the early 1960's ? don't you think so also?    well I need to get ready for work so must get going



Also while I was doing laundry I set at my creating table in my studio and made a few little Christmas creations I'll show you later after the glue all drys. Nothing great just plain fun.

20 comments:

  1. Dear Janice: I love these drawings you have shared. I always wished - like everyone else too - that I could draw! I guess our brains aren't all wired the same way and that wire was left out of mine!

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  2. About six months ago I did up my really long hair in what I attempted at a Gibson Girl hair style - it was so pretty and fun.

    Many ladies saved their hair and made puffy balls of hair and stuck them inside to give that extra lift.

    Neat drawings. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I really enjoyed these drawings, I think maybe the bride is thinking "am I ready for this"?
    Ann

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  4. I have always loved the Gibson girls. They are beauties. I am just glad I did not have to wear all those heavy clothes, aren't you? Blessings for a great day, xoxo, Susie

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  5. I guess our brains aren't all wired the same way and that wire was left out of mine!


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  6. I really enjoyed seeing these great illustrations. Poor girl walking down that aisle! :(

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  7. Great post Janice, love the Gibson Girls! Can't wait to see your creations! xoxo

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  8. Wonderful drawings,A lucky find
    Hope you ha e a great day
    Laura

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  9. Those are amazing drawings, Janice. I love that you bought this book and still treasure it. The bride does NOT look happy at all, does she? Her poor old dad looks bent by age or worry.

    Have a great Wednesday- xo Diana

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  10. I loved seeing these drawings. Of course I have heard of the Gibson Girls but I don't think I ever saw them. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Maybe they are the 'couple' and she married for money and knows she's in for a rocky road.....just a crazy thought! Love your post(s).

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  12. The drawings are wonderful Janice. That book is a real treasure!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Those drawings are neat and I love things from other eras. You're right --that bride does NOT LOOK HAPPY and her father looks stressed. Maybe it was an arranged marriage?

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  14. The Gibson Girls are wonderful! So much expression in these drawings! What a great find! x K

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  15. So funny....I used the lady's room in a small local restaurant in Saginaw Mi...and the wallpaper was Gibson Girls all in black and white with red lips....heads only. I should have taken a picture....thought you'd enjoy!

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  16. Such a fabulous book! I also find the drawings amazing. Thanks for sharing........

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  17. Love the Gibson girls. Wish we all looked as lovely as they did.

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  18. I love their beautiful hair too...it must have taken so much time to get it to look like that. And the poor bride...! Hugs!

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