Paving the Way

Edith Stevens participating in Boston Post Santa. Circa 1940s

Edith Stevens participating in Boston Post Santa. Circa 1940s

 
 

A pioneering woman and cartoonist

Edith, often referred to as β€œthe Kate Smith of the drawing board,” was part of an early wave of women cartoonists working at major daily papers in the United States. Us Girls made her a local celebrity in the Boston area, where she was asked to lend her name recognition to a variety of events.

She broke generational molds, paving her own way in the male dominated newspaper business as well as driving discussions about fashion, as a woman whose figure did not match traditional norms.