Charles Dana Gibson
sold his first cartoon to Life magazine for $4
in 1886, and by 1890 was selling
illustrations and cartoons to every major publication in
New York. In 1890 he introduced America to "The
Gibson Girl," a tall, athletic, beautiful, and
well-bred young woman who quickly became one of the most
popular icons of the day.
was an artist and illustrator responsible
for the earliest visual record by an Englishman of the
flora, fauna and people of the New World. He was one of
the colonizers of Roanoke Island, and his granddaughter,
Virginia Dare, was the first English child to be born in
the New World.