Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

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Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

Evelyn Nesbit the face that launched a lot of misery, or not. One thing's for certain she figures largely and beautifully in E. L. Doctorow's excellent, lyrical novel 'Ragtime'.

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Historical Ziegfeld Group - Evelyn Nesbit Thaw - Photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821 - 1896).

Historical Ziegfeld Group - Evelyn Nesbit Thaw - Photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821 - 1896).

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Evelyn Nesbit.  One of Charles Dana Gibson's models.  Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White.  White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

Evelyn Nesbit. One of Charles Dana Gibson's models. Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White. White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

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Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

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Evelyn Nesbit...wrote those wonderful English children's books....maybe she came to the night circus ...her imagination would have loved it.

Evelyn Nesbit...wrote those wonderful English children's books....maybe she came to the night circus ...her imagination would have loved it.

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If you've read "Ragtime", well, then you know why she's next to the book here : Evelyn Nesbit♥

If you've read "Ragtime", well, then you know why she's next to the book here : Evelyn Nesbit♥

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