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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-1, SIDE A

[character sketches]

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
She is the subject of more hostile criticism
Ref-1, SIDE B

She is the subject of more hostile criticism

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

$25

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

Seeing New York (Flatiron Building)
Ref-2, SIDE A

Seeing New York (The Flatiron)

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
Edge/corner wear including short tears around edges
Advertising a la mode
Ref-2, SIDE B

Advertising a la mode

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
Edge/corner wear including short tears around edges


The tragedian and his landlady
Ref-3, SIDE A

The tragedian and his landlady

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
Edge/corner wear including dog-ear corner crease
palm reader
Ref-3, SIDE B

Will you tell me my past for two dollars?
No, Madam, not your past. You will have to hire me by the day.

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
Edge/corner wear including dog-ear corner crease

$25

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

The tragedian and his landlady
Ref-4, SIDE A

Mr. Wiggs rents a cottage for the summer.
'All the comforts of home.'

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
Mild edge/corner wear including small damp stain upper corner
In the same boat
Ref-4, SIDE B

In the same boat

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
Mild edge/corner wear including small damp stain upper corner

$25

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

Life's Vaudeville
Ref-5, SIDE A

Life's Vaudeville
Mr. Masher as Capt. Irresistible in the Lady Killer

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
Mild edge/corner wear
The baby of the family
Ref-5, SIDE B

The baby of the family

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
Mild edge/corner wear


doctor and prescription
Ref-6, SIDE A

The Doctor: Did you give my note to Mrs. Barton?
'Great Scott! I thought it was a prescription and made it up for her.'

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
Mild edge/corner wear.
A Drama
Ref-6, SIDE B

A Drama
She has just prevented his proposing by telling him she is engaged

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
Mild edge/corner wear, foxing left margin

$20

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

Changed
Ref-7, SIDE A

Changed
Mr. Eubeedee: 'Yes, I've changed a good deal since then, Mrs. Jones'
'And for the better, I trust.'
'They used to call me a wild youth, you remember; but now---'
'Now they call me an old reprobate'

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
Mild edge/corner wear, mild foxing
Grandma takes the baby to the photographer
Ref-7, SIDE B

Grandma takes the baby to the photographer

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
Mild edge/corner wear, mild foxing

$25

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

the social ladder
Ref-8, SIDE A

The Social Ladder

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
Mild edge/corner wear
The Social Ladder
Ref-8, SIDE B

The Social Ladder

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
Mild edge/corner wear, mild foxing


A Winner
Ref-9, SIDE A

A Winner

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
Mild edge/corner wear
The Funny Artist
Ref-9, SIDE B

The Funny Artist

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
Mild edge/corner wear, mild foxing

sold


Les Fiances
Ref-10, SIDE A

Les Fiancés
She: we are too poor to marry.
'But I am worth a million, bah jove!'
'True, but if you were worth two millions, we would be so much better off than those who have only one.'

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
Edge/corner wear, rumpled lower left corner
A word in private
Ref-10, SIDE B

A word in private
If you are dull yourselves, don't have your dinner too long

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
Edge/corner wear, rumpled lower right corner


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