Gibson Girl black-and-blue decorated plates were made in the early 1900s. The "Gibson Girl" image was drawn by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) to represent the peak of female beauty in the 20th century and was immediately a favorite with the public. Twenty-four different 10 1/2-inch plates were made by the Royal Doulton pottery at Lambeth, England. These pictured scenes from the book A Widow and Her Friends by Charles Dana Gibson. Another set of twelve 9-inch plates featuring pictures of the heads of Gibson Girls had all-blue decoration. Many other items also pictured the famous Gibson Girl.