Evelyn Nesbit.  One of Charles Dana Gibson's models.  Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White.  White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

Evelyn Nesbit. One of Charles Dana Gibson's models. Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White. White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

Evelyn Nesbit - --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

Evelyn Nesbit - --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

Historical Ziegfeld Group - Evelyn Nesbit Thaw - Photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821 - 1896).

Historical Ziegfeld Group - Evelyn Nesbit Thaw - Photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821 - 1896).

Evelyn Nesbit...wrote those wonderful English children's books....maybe she came to the night circus ...her imagination would have loved it.

Evelyn Nesbit...wrote those wonderful English children's books....maybe she came to the night circus ...her imagination would have loved it.

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