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Downey, Fairfax. Portrait of an Era as Drawn by C. D. Gibson. A Biography. New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, Ltd., ca. 1936.

Gelman, Woody, ed. The Best of Charles Dana Gibson. New York: Bounty Books, 1969.

Gillon, Jr., Edmund Vincent. The Gibson Girl and Her America: The Best Drawings of Charles Dana Gibson. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2010.

Meyer, Susan E. America's Great Illustrators. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1978.

Patterson, Martha H. Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895–1915. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

Reed, Walt. The Illustrator in America 1860 to 2000. New York: The Society of Illustrators, 2001.

Stories to Tell: Masterworks from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. New York: Dahesh Museum of Art, 2006.

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The Society of Illustrators (external link)