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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor

 
 
The Gibson Girl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. The Gibson Girl Marker
Inscription. (side 1)
The Gibson Girl

Here stood the residence in which Irene Langhorne Gibson, 1873-1956 was born. Built in 1874, the house was moved in 1921 from its original Main Street corner to 117 Broad Street. Irene's beauty, charm, and vivacity captivated the artist Charles Dana Gibson who, following their marriage in 1895, cast his celebrated, style-setting "Gibson Girl" illustrations in her image.

(side 2)
Lady Astor

Here stood the residence in which Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Astor, 1879-1964, was born. Built in 1874, the house was moved in 1921 from its original Main Street corner to 117 Broad Street. Lady Astor, noted for her wit, advocacy of Women's Rights, strong views on temperance, and articulate affection for her native state, was the first woman to sit, 1919-1945, in the British House of Commons.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 32.)
 
Location. 36° 34.794′ N, 79° 24.176′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street (Virginia Route 293), on the right when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
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Lady Astor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Lady Astor Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lady Astor Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Delius (about 300 feet away); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (about 800 feet away); Last Confederate Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sutherlin Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. 0.3 miles away); 750 Main Street (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
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Broad Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Broad Street (facing north)
Broad Street (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
4. Broad Street (facing south)
<i>Gibson Girl</i> image. Click for full size.
By Charles Dana Gibson, circa 1895
5. Gibson Girl
Created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, the Gibson Girl set the fashion for the ideal American woman at the turn of the century. - United States Postal Service
Nancy, Viscountess Astor, C. H image. Click for full size.
December 2, 2015
6. Nancy, Viscountess Astor, C. H
This portrait of Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Astor, painted by James Gunn hangs on in the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond Virginia.

“Born in Danville, Virginia, on May 19, 1879, Lady Astor was the first woman member of the British Parliament, elected November 28, 1919, and represented Plymouth, Sutton Division.

The portrait of Lady Astor, dressed in attire that she customarily wore when sitting as a Member of the British Parliament, was presented in 1937 to Governor George C. Peery by a committee representing the ladies of the Commonwealth. ”
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 33 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on .   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016.
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