By Harrison Fisher
Harrison Fisher's pictures of fit, poised, energetic, and assured ladies set the normal for the concept that of yankee good looks in the course of the early years of the 20th century. The artist loved huge, immense reputation from 1905 to 1920, serving as a pass judgement on in national attractiveness contests and preserving a celeb prestige that was once extraordinary for an illustrator. This unique booklet recaptures the photographs that made Fisher recognized, compiling his absolute best black-and-white and colour illustrations for Cosmopolitan, The Saturday night Post, and The girls domestic Journal in addition to for books and different publications.
The successors to the fashionable Gibson ladies created by way of Charles Dana Gibson, Fisher's idealized girls mirror an aspirational measure of wealth and social ease. They journey horses, play tennis, swim, move motoring in newfangled autos, and graciously delight in the admiration of beautiful younger males. those century-old photos from a second in our country's cultural heritage will entice lovers of photograph paintings and representation in addition to to scholars of yank artwork and pop culture.
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