Thursday, December 25, 2008

Evelyn Nesbit

Born today (December 25) in 1884, the notoriously beautifully model and chorus girl, Evelyn Nesbit.

Her picture adorned every newspaper and magazine in America as 'America’s prettiest girl model,' and she was immortalized as Charles Dana Gibson’s favorite 'Gibson Girl'. Also, known as known as 'the girl on the red velvet swing' - a title she earned when she described swinging naked on a red velvet swing in Stanford White's New York studio apartment.

When White, her lover & New York's most famous architect, was shot dead by her ex-husband she became entangled in the ensuing scandal and murder trial labeled 'the crime of the century'.

This image currently under restoration - available soon as fine art print.

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