Robert Davison

Archive Overview


Edith Stevens Archive

Role: Creative Director, Designer, Writer

This overview brochure highlights the work and influence of Edith Winsby Stevens, one of the first women cartoonists working at a major daily newspaper in the United States. Her strip, entitled Us Girls, debuted in The Boston Post in 1929 and appeared almost continuously until the early 1960s.

Us Girls reflected the fashion trends, hairstyles, and social manners of generations of women in a humorous, sometimes biting way. Her sketches held up the mirror to her readership with a sharp and comical delivery. Her warmth, wit, and humor resonated and Us Girls quickly built a multi-generational fan base that lasted decades.