Edith Stevens: Pioneering Woman Cartoonist

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Edith Stevens, often referred to as “the Kate Smith of the drawing board,” was part of an early wave of women cartoonists working at major daily papers in the 1920s. Her strip, “Us Girls”, was a light-hearted commentary on fashion trends, hairstyles, and social manners. “Us Girls” was drawn by a woman targeting a female audience making it stand apart from the male centric cartoons of the day.

“Us Girls” appeared six days a week for more than 30 years, first in The Boston Post and then in The Boston Globe, resulting in 10,000+ cartoons. These sketches serve as a cultural time capsule, documenting fashion and societal trends over five decades of the twentieth century, told from a female perspective. Join Historic New England and Robert Davison for this chronicle of Stevens remarkable journey to acclaim, touches on personal tragedies and highlights her numerous artistic endeavors.


Robert Davison, Steven’s nephew, is a creative director and design educator. His artistic abilities were cultivated by Stevens in his youth, which led to his career in the creative arts. 

Advance tickets required.

Please call 617-994-6690 for more information.

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