19: New/Old

 

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Evelyn Nesbit, New Pose, Old Pose (1904). Pencil sketch. New York City, New York.

In New York, Evelyn and White saw each other again, but he had moved on to other girls. Fearing for her financial stability, and believing her status as a non-virgin ruined her for other men, Evelyn was susceptible when Thaw returned, penitent, laden with gifts, and asking for her forgiveness.

 

Art: Charles Dana Gibson, Head of Girl, c.1900
Thumbnail:  The Photograph Company of America, Chicago, 1905.

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