Nell Brinkley illustration - c. 1910s

Nell Brinkley illustration - c. 1910s


Nell Brinkley illustration - 1910s

Nell Brinkley illustration - 1910s

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.


Artist:  Nell Brinkley  c. 1920’s

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  c. 1920’s

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  (Via “The Brinkley Girls:  The Best Of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons 1913 - 1940”)

mothgirlwings:

A flapper and her baby dogs
Artist:  Nell Brinkley  (Via “The Brinkley Girls:  The Best Of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons 1913 - 1940”)

mothgirlwings:

A flapper and her baby dogs

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  (Via “The Brinkley Girls:  The Best Of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons 1913 - 1940”)

Detail from “A Map Of The Heart” - 1910s
Artist:  Nell Brinkley   (Via Grapefruit Moon Gallery)

Detail from “A Map Of The Heart” - 1910s

Artist:  Nell Brinkley   (Via Grapefruit Moon Gallery)

Nell Brinkley
C. 1910s

Nell Brinkley

C. 1910s

Nell Brinkley
C. 1920s

Nell Brinkley

C. 1920s

Nell Brinkley illustration - c. 1910s,

Nell Brinkley illustration - c. 1910s,

Nell Brinkley - 1910s

Nell Brinkley - 1910s

Nell Brinkley - (1924)

Nell Brinkley - (1924)

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  c. 1920’s

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  c. 1920’s

The Tango Girl -Mid 1910s
Artist:  Nell Brinkley  (Via Grapefruit Moon Gallery)

The Tango Girl -Mid 1910s

Artist:  Nell Brinkley  (Via Grapefruit Moon Gallery)