Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 6:30p -
Virtual - Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02145
Art, Date Idea, History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Victorian "wheel women" were a new generation of independent females mobilized by the bicycle. Along with the freedom this new invention brought women came clever sales pitches. Join the Gibson House as we host art-design historian and Peabody Essex Museum Librarian Sarah Bilotta in the exploration of images that ruled bicycle advertising during the Victorian era. Sarah will discuss advertising ephemera, give you a peek at the images she studies, and reveal who is notably missing from these circulated images.
Sarah Bilotta (she/her) is a design historian, collections cataloger, and writer. She serves as Assistant Cataloging Librarian for the Peabody Essex Museum and Library and Research Fellow for the Museum of Russian Icons. Her research focuses on depictions of women in American and British advertising 1890-1945.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
$8 members, $10 nonmembers
Image courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Phillips Library.
The Gibson House is a historic house museum located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Now a National Historic Landmark, the home served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. The Museum’s four floors of period rooms, including the original kitchen, are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The museum is currently closed for tours and reopening plans will be announced when available. You can also explore the house virtually through our website, social media, and virtual programs at thegibsonhouse.org.