Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gibson Girl...Flirtatious Thursday Show and Tell
I'm guessing this tinted photo is a Gibson Girl from the early 1900's. The old cabinet card photo was unframed at the time I found it.
As with most of the things I have collected over the years, the photo was purchased in a flea-market for just a few dollars.
She appears to be demure with her eyes cast down....
What I find so unusual about the photograph, is the very flirtatious way she has dropped her gown to expose her shoulder. The early 1900's saw big changes in a woman's world. Click HERE to read about the Gibson Girl image.
By today's standard, the revealing of a shoulder would be nothing. In the early 1900's I would say it was quite a statement!