2: Charmer

 

 

From “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens; illustrations by F. Barnard. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, and printed by Virtue & Co, London c1870

Evelyn Florence McKenzie, Florence Evelyn—Charmer (1893). Pencil sketch. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Evelyn, shown as a penniless girl, a Cinderella, who must mend the financial woes of her mother. Pretty girls learn to collect payment from boarders any way they know how. It is not known what Evelyn learned from the male clientele.

 

Thumbnail:   Rudolf Eickemeyer, Dawn, hand-colored postcard, public domain.
Artwork: F. Barnard, detail of illustration for Bleak House, c1870

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