Transitions of Manhood: Eugene Shaw and Masculinity in the Late 1800s
Oberly, James Warren, 1954-
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This paper examines the life of Eugene Shaw, son of successful lumber baron Daniel Shaw, and dissects his life and accomplishments according to the definition of masculinity as of the mid to late 1800s. Through this examination, we can see the parallels between what a man was "supposed" to be during this time period, and the way that Eugene actually lived his life. When analyzing this image, notice the ornate and expensive clothes that he is wearing. Also, note that while he is not smiling, it appears that he is almost smirking. This matches up with people who described him as being a man who had a kind look about him.
Shaw, Eugene, 1850-1912
Masculinity--United States--History--19th century