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"Fashion and Gossip," Flag of Our Union, Jan 12, 1867 to May 14, 1870

Flag of our Union. 1868. Fashion and Gossip (telegram style).pdf
"Fashion and Gossip" is a column inFlag of Our Union that recounts the most recent fashion trends for women as well as the latest home and foreign gossip, ranging from local marriage arrangements to news about prominent figures from abroad.The…

"Table Gossip," Boston Daily Globe, Dec 17, 1873 to Dec 25, 1927

Boston Daily Globe_Table Gossip_1908.pdf
"Table Gossip" is a column in the Boston Daily Globe that recounts the latest news circulating in Boston, ranging from marriage announcements to social receptions to travel reports.The included file only serves as an example illustration of the…

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan.pdf
Cosmopolitanis an American women's magazine launched by the Schlicht & Field Company in 1886. It focuses on issues related to fashion, household decor, cooking, and other domestic interests. Over the years, serialized fiction, book reviews,…

Brewster in Rome, Inter Ocean, Feb 13, 1879

1879. Inter Ocean. CC and Brewster as Companions.pdf
The note sketches Brewster's life in Rome and portrays her as a great hostess to many Americans and Italians living in Rome. The final passages addresses Brewster's relationship with Cushman. The article claims that Brewster thrives after Cushman's…

"Grace Greenwood," Waukesha Daily Freeman, July 13, 1882

1882. Waukesha Daily Freeman. GG Bio.pdf
Sarah K. Bolton writes a favorable biographical account of Grace Greenwood. Bolton introduces the article by characterizing her relationship to Greenwood from admiration from a distance to affection as long-term acquaintences.The author states that…

"Charlotte Cushman," Chicago Tribune, June 22, 1878

This review laments that Emma Stebbins's biography of Charlotte Cushman lacks a proper account of Cushman's dramatic career and instead focuses too much on her private life. Emma Stebbins first met Cushman in Rome and the "two ladies soon became…

"Charlotte Cushman, the Actress." Wood County Reporter, Jan 11, 1883

1883. Wood County Reporter. Cushman Tomboy Stebbins. Omeka.pdf
The article traces the "hopeful possibilities of girlhood" of Cushman "who did not allow herself to be crushed by circumstances." It criticizes old-fashioned ideas of the "women's sphere" and defends Cushman's gender-bending behavior and attitude:…

"Charlotte Cushman's Grave," Evening Bulletin, May 19, 1882

1882. Evening Bulletin. Cushman Grave - Masculine Maiden.pdf
The article claims that Cushman is the "most distinguished woman buried in Mount Auburn." It describes the gravesite, Cushman's career path, and comments on her "maiden life":"The reason of her celibacy is unknown, but it may be supposed that her…

Loving Friendship between Emma Stebbins and Charlotte Cushman, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 1878

The article seeks to depict the relationship between Stebbins and Cushman to explain Stebbins's "facilities for writing" the biography. Unlike other announcements of the biography, this one turns toward a more private background to advertise the…

"All Sorts," Indiana State Sentinel, March 6, 1878

1878. Indiana State Sentinel. Stebbins Cushman Companion.pdf
The article announces that Stebbins's biography about Charlotte Cushman will soon be published. The journalist describes Stebbins as "the intimate companion and trusted confidant of the great actress." Credit Readex: America's Historical…