3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2021 12:13 PM by National Women's History Museum

    Seeking information about women illustrators in New York City

    Susan Nolen Wayfarer

      I am researching a novel set in the 1870s. One character is in NYC in 1874-76 trying to earn a living through her visual art. What opportunities were there for women illustrators during that period? Could she have worked as a freelancer for any of the publishers of weeklies, magazines, or newspapers, for example? Any information about that possibility would be helpful. Thanks!