Paving the Way
A pioneering woman and cartoonist
Edith, often referred to as “the 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.