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Authentic Antique prints by Charles Dana Gibson

Original lithographs over 100 years old, we do NOT sell modern reproductions.

The prints below are from various sources published by Collier's and Life between approximately 1894 and 1908.

Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 - December 23, 1944), was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.

From the start, Gibson's interests were in portraying the social set rather than political figures, and his audience enjoyed the manner in which he poked fun at high society characters with their idiosyncrasies. His monthly salary started at $33, rising each month to $185 in the third month. His value to Life was clearly tangible to both publisher and illustrator from the first drawing, for his work caused circulation to increase. At the same time, he also sold his illustrations to Tid-Bits, later re-named Time magazine. By 1890, Gibson was illustrating articles for Scribner's, Century, and Harper's.

Gibson Girl

Charles Dana Gibson's signature

In 1890, he started drawing 'The Gibson Girl' and later featured her in his first full independent portfolio in 1894. Undoubtedly, Irene Langhorne Gibson, his wife, was the model for 'The Gibson Girl', and her granddaughter looks just like her. There have been other theories to the contrary but they are highly unlikely. In 1904, Robert Collier and Condé Nast tried to sign Gibson to their magazine team at Collier's Weekly, just as they had done with Pyle, Remington and Parrish. Gibson refused due to his loyalty to Life, but they compromised and agreed to a sharing relationship with Life, with a contract of $100,000 for 100 illustrations over a four-year period.

Source: National Museum of American Illustration

 

AB Frost
Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944)

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Charles Dana Gibson antique print
Ref-11, SIDE A

Puzzle
Find the girl who has been kissed within 10 minutes

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear, including short tears around extreme edges of paper
Find the heiress
Ref-11, SIDE B

Puzzle
Find the heiress

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear, including short tears around extreme edges of paper, very mild foxing around edge

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

The Thirtieth of May
Ref-12, SIDE A

The Thirtieth of May

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear
Did you kiss the bride?
Ref-12, SIDE B

Did you kiss the bride?
No, I'm going to wait until they come back from thir honeymoon and get settled down.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER
 

That evening her engagement was announced
Ref-13, SIDE A

That evening her engagement was announced

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear
Puzzle Guess the married man
Ref-13, SIDE B

Puzzle
Guess the married man

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear, foxing left margin at edge

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

The Susceptible Rock
Ref-14, SIDE A

The Susceptible Rock
Even nature responds

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear
A Year or Two Later Uncle TAgg makes a new will
Ref-14, SIDE B

A Year or Two Later.
Uncle Tagg makes a new will

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear, foxing left margin at edge

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

The family below
Ref-15, SIDE A

The family below.
Dedicated to people who live in flats.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
paper damage/tears in lower margin
studies in expression
Ref-15, SIDE B

Studies in Expession.
Bridget announces that she is engaged to be married.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
minor edge/corner wear, foxing left margin at edge

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER
 

[Sketches of heads]
Ref-16, SIDE A

[Sketches of heads]

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark
She longs for seclusion
Ref-16, SIDE B

She longs for seclusion and decides to leave town for a milder climate.
While preparing for the journey she comes across some old things that recall other days.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

Miss Babbles the authoress calls and reads aloud
Ref-17, SIDE A

Miss Babbles, the authoress, calls and reads aloud

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark
She finds that exercise does not improve her mood
Ref-17, SIDE B

She finds that exercise does not improve her mood

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

Another get-rich-quick swindle
Ref-18, SIDE A

The Father: 'Young man, do you realize that your college education has cost me ten thousand dollars?'
'Well, governor, it was worth it.'

Another get-rich-quick swindle.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark
Studies in Expression. Showing a newly engaged couple at a large dinner party.
Ref-18, SIDE B

Studies in Expression.
Showing a newly engaged couple at a large dinner party.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark

$25

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER

His Christmas Gift
Ref-19, SIDE A

His Christmas Gift.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark
Parasites. Basking in the golden sunshine.
Ref-19, SIDE B

Parasites. Basking in the golden sunshine.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER
 

Studies in Expression. When an old gentleman listens in on his son's classmates.
Ref-20, SIDE A

Studies in Expression.
When an old gentleman listens to some of his son's classmates.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the right for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark, see tear lower margin.
All Broken Up
Ref-20, SIDE B

All Broken Up.
Another collision with serious results.

From various sources published by Collier's and Life (circa 1894-1908)

Sheet size: approx. 17.125 x 11.125 inches
printed on both sides of the paper, see print to the left for opposite side
The occasional light fox mark, see tear lower margin.

ABOVE 2 PRINTS, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ONE PIECE OF PAPER
 

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