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Charles Dana Gibson is probably best known for his drawings of beautiful women known as “Gibson Girls.” The “Gibson Girl” was everybody’s sweetheart, and was portrayed on stage, linens, chinaware and silver spoons. At his peak he was one of the highest paid illustrators of his time and contributed regularly to Life, Collier’s Weekly and other magazines. During World War I, Gibson was president of the Society of Illustrators and was the head of the division of Pictorial Publicity under the Federal Committee of Public Information. After WWI he became owner and editor of Life. He retired in the thirties to paint exclusively.

April- May 1939
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