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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

Rise of Women

Line drawing "The new freedom in marriage" from Vanity Fair

Gordon Conway
ca. 1919
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Cartoons like this one in Vanity Fair parodied women's high hopes for profound cultural change and their belief in the value of reform movements. Example of a Gordon Conway line drawing for her monthly parody page in Vanity Fair from January 1918-August 1919.

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