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.

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.

les-modes:

Summer fashion at the races, Les Modes August 1908.

les-modes:

Summer fashion at the races, Les Modes August 1908.

theloudestvoice:

William Powell, c. 1908

theloudestvoice:

William Powell, c. 1908

littleplasticthings:

La maison ensorcelée, 1908

littleplasticthings:

La maison ensorcelée, 1908

littleplasticthings:

La maison ensorcelée, 1908

littleplasticthings:

La maison ensorcelée, 1908

Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz by L. Frank Baum (1908) 
Artist:  John R. Neill

Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz by L. Frank Baum (1908)

Artist:  John R. Neill

sisterwolf:

French postcard - 1908

sisterwolf:

French postcard - 1908

turnofthecentury:

Two girls together in a garden - Autochrome -  Etheldreda Janet Laing - c. 1908
earwigbiscuits:

Hallowe’en postcard published by Gottschalk, Dreyfuss & Davis, c.1908

earwigbiscuits:

Hallowe’en postcard published by Gottschalk, Dreyfuss & Davis, c.1908

earwigbiscuits:

Fairy Kisses Waltz, composed by Charles L. Johnson; published by Harold Rossiter Music Company; Chicago, IL; 1908
Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
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earwigbiscuits:

Fairy Kisses Waltz, composed by Charles L. Johnson; published by Harold Rossiter Music Company; Chicago, IL; 1908

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection

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fleabee:

From The Fire-Fly’s Lovers and Other Fairy Tales of Japan by William E. Griffis, c. 1908.

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fleabee:

From The Fire-Fly’s Lovers and Other Fairy Tales of Japan by William E. Griffis, c. 1908.

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The Marx Brothers, 1908
Top to bottom; Groucho, Harpo, Gummo, and friend Lou Levy who was originally in the act as a boy singer.

The Marx Brothers, 1908

Top to bottom; Groucho, Harpo, Gummo, and friend Lou Levy who was originally in the act as a boy singer.