Audrey Munson: America’s First SupermodelCategories: History, NYS History, People
In this episode, New York State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts research the life of Audrey Munson, America’s first supermodel. Born in upstate New York, Munson was one of the most famous models of the early 20th Century, and posed for the top American artists in the Beaux Arts movement. Sculptures based on Munson dot the landscape of New York City, and are held in museums around the country. In 2015, the Pomeroy Foundation provided funding for a marker near her final resting place in New Haven, N.Y.