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Friday, September 18, 2015

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist

Tiffany Girl by Deanne Gist is an interesting look into the girls Louis Comfort Tiffany hired to work on his exhibition at the 1893 World's Fair. Although the main character, Flossie is fictitious, many of the characters are based on people involved with Mr. Tiffany's enterprises. You can see pictures of the chapel built for the fair here

Deeanne Gist (and her sister) studied letters and documents to develop a story peppered with facts about life for the Tiffany Girls and in particular struggles for women at the end of the nineteenth century. Flossie refers to herself as a New Woman. One who is willing to discontinue passing her wages to her father (which he gambled away) and moving from her home to a boarding house.


Mason Canyon said...

Sounds intriguing, especially with the bits of history woven in. Reading this my first thoughts were we as woman have come a long way and then I wondered, have we really.

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