6 Gibson Girl Images
Today we have an elegant collection of several classic looking Gibson Girl Illustrations! The original Gibson Girl was referred to as “the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness,” drawn by pen-and-ink artist Charles Dana Gibson in the late 19th and early 20th century. The drawings reflect a poised and self confident woman who is calm and respectable. Some of our set comes from one of my favorite books in my assemblage. It is a rare, Circa 1907 Pyrography Catalog! The catalog is full of patterns, tools, and accessories for the art of Pyrography, which is the burning of a design into wood. These intricate designs would have been used for that purpose, then added to boxes or small furniture pieces. All are nice Gibson Girl pictures, perfect for Pillows or Guest towels, or perhaps even for Tattoos if you are so inclined!
Gibson Girl Images
Here we have a sweet Gibson Girl picture. This charming drawing shows a young lady with a wistful look on her face. Her hair is very poofy and curled. The classic bun is piled high upon her head and accented with a with beautiful bow. Her hands are folded to the side of her lovely face. The lines of this drawing are a bit bolder than some of the other Gibson Girl Images that you may have seen. I believe this is due to the art form of woodburning or Pyrography, which this was intended for. I think the bolder lines lend themselves well to projects where you might need more of an impact. I think this is how I would wear my hair in a Gibson Girl style!
Pictured above is a wonderful Gibson Girl style image, also purposefully designed for wood burning. Drawn in a side view showing a full bust is very glamorous Gibson Girl. Piled high upon her head and pushed forward over her forehead are loose curls. The bun is almost hidden in all the fussiness. I think you can see how the Gibson Girl set the standard for beauty, fashion, and manners in this image. This fun hairdo is ideal for those who like steampunk art I believe!
This wood burning illustration displays a pretty lady with a different version of a Gibson Girl Hairdo. She is a flirty woman with a loose bun on top of her head, along with ringlets and tendrils hanging down almost to her shoulders in back. The hairstyle allows you to see her beautiful face!
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection! You might also like the 200+ Images in our Women Archives HERE!