Chromolithographic cards titled "Three Ages of Woman," as depicted by fantasy flower people, designed by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Biographical Note - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
There is no available information on the printer or manufacturer of these cards.
Source: Harrison, Pat. "The Evolution of Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. May 06, 2015. Accessed April 03, 2018. https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/news/radcliffe-magazine/evolution-charlotte-perkins-gilman.
MacDonnell, Kevin. "Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Trade Card Designs." ABAA: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. Accessed April 03, 2018. https://www.abaa.org/member-articles/charlotte-perkins-gilmans-trade-card-designs.
This item is a six card set of album cards representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. The cards were designed by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, sometime in the 1880s. The cards are chromolithographs with a gold background and marked at lower right in margin with word "copyright."
There are three secular cards and three religious cards. The secular woman evolves from a daisy to a buttercup and finally a delicate rose. The religious woman evolves from a morning glory to a calla lily to an iris, becoming more subdued. Although the cards were designed as trade cards, this particular set is album cards. The reverse is blank.
Each measures 3 inches x 4 3/8 inches.
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