Edith Winsby Stevens: A Chronology


1899

1899:
Edith Winsby Stevens born October 4, 1899 (family from Waterville, Nova Scotia)


1900’s - 1920’s

1914:
Graduated from Prince Elementary School, located on Newbury Street, Boston, MA

1910’s:
Studied art with Edmund Ketchum at the Children’s Museum

1918:
Graduated from the Boston Girls High School

1919-1929:
Worked at Factory Mutual Insurance, drafting building plans

1928:
Joined The Boston Post as a staff cartoonist

1929:
Us Girls debuted in The Boston Post on March 4


1930’s - 1940’s

1930:
Us Girls featured in advertisements for Jordan Marsh department store in Boston, MA

1940’s:
Studied painting with Cape Anne artist, Aldro Hibbard

1946:
Us Girls featured in window displays at Gilchrist department store in Boston, MA


1950’s

1950’s:
Us Girls featured in advertisements for Denbys department stores in Boston, MA

1953:
Us Girls billboards appeared in subway stations throughout Boston, MA

1956:
The Boston Post closed

1957:
Joined the Boston Globe; continued drawing Us Girls starting on July 15


1960’s - 1970’s

1966:
Retired from the Boston Globe; After a 35+ year run, stopped drawing Us Girls

1960’s-1970’s:
Worked at the accessories counter at Touraine, a women’s clothing store in Arlington, MA

1960’s-1970’s:
Focused on fine art with an emphasis on oil painting


1983

1983:
Passed away at the age of 83. Buried in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA