Irene Langhorne Gibson

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Irene Langhorne Gibson (1873-1956) was an American political activist who is best known as one of the models for the Gibson Girl, idealized pen-and-ink drawings of the emancipated post-Victorian woman, with long her beautiful hair pulled up. The drawings were created by her husband, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1873/06/05 Irene Langhorne is born in Danville, Virginia to Nancy "Nanaire" Witcher Keene and Chiswell "Chillie" Dabney Langhorne. Born
1888/00/00 The Langhornes spend their first summer at the Grand Central Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, enjoying dances, dinners, picnics and other outings among the region's elite. Life The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs
1889/09/00 Langhorne attends Hollins for 10 days. Education Hollins College Quadrangle Hollins
1892/00/00 Chiswell Langhorne buys El Mirador Home Mirador Greenwood
1893/00/00 Patriarchs' Ball at Delmonico's in New York City. Life
1893/00/00 Dances, food and wine expert, Ward McAllister, invites Irene Langhorne to lead the grand march at the Patriarchs' Ball at Delmonico's in New York City. Life
1894/07/00 In the Summer 1894, Irene Langhorne attends a party at Delmonico's and shares a table with novelist Richard Harding Davis and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. Bride Marriage of Irene Langhorne and Charles Dana Gibson
1895/11/07 Irene Langhorne marries Charles Dana Gibson at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Bride St Paul's Episcopal Church Richmond Marriage of Irene Langhorne and Charles Dana Gibson
1903/00/00 Gibson Townhouse is built at 172 E 73rd St for Charles Dana Gibson, 1902-1903. Home Gibson Townhouse, NYC New York City
1908/00/00 Irene Gibson, Anne Harriman Vanderbilt, Louisine Havemeyer, Lillie Skiddy Parker and Blanche Ittleson help establish Big Sisters Inc to support wayward girls from New York City's Children's Court. Vocation
1916/00/00 During the 1916 presidential election, Langhorne Gibson chairs the Eastern Women's Bureau of the Democratic National Committee, after which she and her husband were often invited by US president Woodrow Wilson to the White House. Politics United States Presidential Election, 1916
1916/02/17 Irene and Charles Gibson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Irene Gibson, to George B Post III. "Their marriage will united the families of a great artist and a great architect." The New York Times Mother of the Bride Marriage of Irene Langhorne Gibson and George B Post III
1917/00/00 During World War I, Irene Gibson joins in war bond rallies, supports the Red Cross, and manages an officer's club in Manhattan. Vocation
1918/00/00 Mayor of New York City, John Francis Hylan, appoints Irene Langhorne Gibson chair of the Committee on Local Defense. Vocation
1923/00/00 Charles and Irene Gibson become trustees of the Heckscher Foundation, which operated a children's home. Vocation
1929/00/00 Irene Langhorne Gibson is elected the national publicity director of the Robert E Lee Memorial Foundation and works to acquire and restore Lee's birthplace at Stratford Hall. Vocation Stratford Hall Lerty
1944/12/23 Charles Dana Gibson dies of a heart problem in New York City. Widow
1956/04/21 Irene Langhorne Gibson dies on her son's, Lang Gibson, farm in Greenwood, VA. "I don't want to leave this world. It has been so kind to me and so much beauty in it. If one could grasp it all and just be lovely and kind and peaceful and entertaining." Died
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