"Spring Life in the Italian Capital," Chicago Evening Post, April 23, 1872

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Title

"Spring Life in the Italian Capital," Chicago Evening Post, April 23, 1872

Subject

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Gender Norms
Beauty
Social Events--Salons and Receptions

Description

The article describes Brewster's outer appearance as well as her Monday receptions, praising her as a great hostess.

Credit

Newspaper.com

Publisher

Post Print. Co.

Date

1872-04-23

Type

Reference

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Miss Anne Brewster (well-known to the American public by her charming books and letters) receives every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., and her cozy, pleasant little parlors are always full, for she is a great favorite and has the rare gift of making all feel at ease; besides she keeps up the good old fashion of introducing her guests to each other,--not quite en regle, you know, in modern European society,--which is certainly a necessity where English and Americans are thrown together, for as we generally wait to be spoken to, and the English are inclined to be a little stiff and shy, there is sometimes a disagreeable frigidity in the social atmosphere. Miss Brewster is petite, with a small, well shaped face, delicate features and a profusion of lovely chestnut brown hair, which is always tastefully arranged. She dresses, too, with much taste, and would always pass, too, with much taste, and would always pass for "uncertain age," did she not persist in telling everyone as soon as one birthday has passed how old she shall be on her next. This weakness of hers an ill-natured old bachelor here declares to be the acme of coquetry; but to it is certainly an uncommon development of this feminine accomplishment. [...]

Provenance

Location

Chicago, IL, US

Geocode (Latitude)

41.8755616

Geocode (Longitude)

-87.6244212

Length (range)

150-500

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Citation

“"Spring Life in the Italian Capital," Chicago Evening Post, April 23, 1872,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 19, 2024, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/707.

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