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Audrey Munson - 1915 PPIE Exposition Girl

There is a book coming out in May 2016 on the life of Audrey Munson that might be of interest to SCD collectors ("The Curse of Beauty: The Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel" by James Bone). Audrey Munson was a famous model who posed for sculptors in New York and around the country (including sculptures at the 1915 PPIE). The New York Post has an interesting article about here (google it), and her likeness is likely represented on Walking Liberty 1/2 dollars. While not directly related, the vibe around this topic is somewhat represented in the Great Gatsby: It's interesting to look at the expositions and events in the 1910s-1920s in the context of history of those times (HK-667, HK-672, HK-738 in particular).

An earlier biography of Audrey Munson was published in 1999, American Venus: The Extraordinary Life of Audrey Munson Model and Muse, by Diane Rozas and Anita Bourne Gottehrer. She was Aitken's model for the the PPIE Official medal.