Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard


The Beauty Doctor


The Allure of the “Gibson Girl”

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Who was the iconic Gibson Girl, making her debut at the turn of the nineteenth century, and what was her significance to Edwardian times? According to her creator, artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), the Gibson Girl was not any one individual but, rather, a composite of the all-American girl/woman. Undeniably, her impact on society in the early 1900s was significant.

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About the Cover of The Beauty Doctor

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A number of people have asked about the portrait on the cover of my first work of historical fiction, The Beauty Doctor. When I discovered this painting, I knew immediately that this young woman was my Abigail! But, of course, she was someone else first.

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Women Drivers in the Edwardian Era

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In the course of researching my historical romantic thriller, The Beauty Doctor, I learned about an interesting little book, The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for All Women Who Motor or Who Want to Motor, written in 1909 by Dorothy Levitt.

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