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Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

Evelyn Nesbit theatrical cabinet card by Otto Sarony, 1901.

Evelyn Nesbit theatrical cabinet card by Otto Sarony, 1901.

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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'.

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

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

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Evelyn Nesbit by Otto Sarony, ca.1902

Evelyn Nesbit by Otto Sarony, ca.1902

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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.

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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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Evelyn Nesbit, Beautiful Bouquet by Chickeyonthego, via Flickr

Evelyn Nesbit, Beautiful Bouquet by Chickeyonthego, via Flickr

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Evelyn Nesbit                                                       …

Evelyn Nesbit …

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Evelyn Nesbit, 1901                                                                                                                                                      More

Evelyn Nesbit, 1901 More

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