The Gibson Girl influenced society in the early 1900's . She crossed many societal lines opening the way for women to participate in things they had never done before. She like Barbie, portrayed women as strong individuals who could play sports while maintaining perfectly coiffed hair and dress. She was criticized by many, much like Barbie, for creating an unrealistic ideal of what women should look like: perfect proportions and long flowing hair. Despite the criticism she was a trend setter, a model for women in both dress and action, just like Barbie.
For Sunday Postcard Art - Gibson Girls
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