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New York, 1913. "Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and son." Evelyn's (the first supermodel) husband killed her former lover, the architect Stanford White, in 1906.

Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and boy (likely her son Russell William Thaw), portrait photograph by Arnold Genthe, 1913

Evelyn Nesbit:  Chorus girl &  model for the burgeoning fashion photography industry in 19th & 20th centuries.  After a string of affairs,  including one  w/ john Barrymore that resulted in abortion rumors, she married railroad tycoon Harry Kendall Thaw.  A possessive morphine addict & bizarre obsession with virgin purity led to Thaw murdering Nesbit's former lover, Stanford White.   A media frenzy dubbed the trial of the century, & the iconic film “The girl in the red velvet swing”…

Evelyn Nesbit: Chorus girl & model for the burgeoning fashion photography…

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