This exhibit explores the social circles and networks that Charlotte Cushman built and/or actively shaped in order to manage her public image.
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- the people among Cushman's circle of acquaintances and admireres
- the homes she build in Rome and in the US to entertain friends and house her family
- the long letter-exchange with James T. and Annie Fields, in which we encounter a seasoned professional in terms of managing her reputation and a private person navigating the open secret of her relationship with Emma Stebbins
(force-directed graph, letter correspondence from the collection "Cushmania," code and simulation here)