The New Woman



During the 1920’s, the view of women changed dramatically as a “new woman” emerged. The old Gibson Girl that personified the role model for women was gone. They started wearing shorter skirts and dresses with low collars and waistbands. They were given the right to vote and started working in places other than textile mills. It became a common thing for women to wear makeup and smoke cigarettes. At first, this was hard for people to get used to. But soon, they accepted it and said goodbye to Gibson Girl and hello to the New Woman.






2 thoughts on “The New Woman

  1. I really liked that you drew a comparison between the victorian and new woman. The victorian woman looked even yearning to feel free the flapper. You are a very talented artist as well. Great job!

  2. Violet! First off, I would like to say that your drawing is very adorable and I enjoy it thoroughly. Secondly, I would like to say that I really enjoyed how you compared the Gibson Girl to the “New Women”. The differences between the two images of women are very clearly shown in your drawing, as the two types of women were extremely different from one another in real life. The juxtaposition between traditional and modern values is very strongly shown.

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