Four young women wearing large, ornate hats. Photographed in 1908 by James McAllister.
From the Alexander Turnbull Library collection
Illustrator Nell Brinkley and a little friend - 1908
In 1907, at the tender age of twenty-two, Nell Brinkley came to New York to draw for the Hearst syndicate. Within a year, she had become a household name. Flo Ziegfeld dressed his dancers as “Brinkley Girls,” in the Ziegfeld Follies. Three popular songs were written about her. Women, aspiring to the masses of curly hair with which Nell adorned her creations, could buy Nell Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents a card. Young girls cut out and saved her drawings, copied them, colored them, and pasted them in scrapbooks. The Brinkley Girls took over from the Gibson Girls.
Summer fashion at the races, Les Modes August 1908.
William Powell, c. 1908
French postcard - 1908
Hallowe’en postcard published by Gottschalk, Dreyfuss & Davis, c.1908
Fairy Kisses Waltz, composed by Charles L. Johnson; published by Harold Rossiter Music Company; Chicago, IL; 1908
Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
From The Fire-Fly’s Lovers and Other Fairy Tales of Japan by William E. Griffis, c. 1908.