The Gilded Age Era: The Astor Double Mansion on Fifth Avenue: the stairwell down which Mrs Caroline Astor fell

The Gilded Age Era: The Astor Double Mansion on Fifth Avenue: the stairwell down which Mrs Caroline Astor fell

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

America's Gilded Age era - "Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manuel of Politeness", originally published in, c.1872. Authored by, Florence Hartley. Publisher: Lee & Shepard, New York. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: Hesperus Press)

America's Gilded Age era - "Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manuel of Politeness", originally published in, c.1872. Authored by, Florence Hartley. Publisher: Lee & Shepard, New York. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: Hesperus Press)

This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds  hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to the Vanderbilt's  $11 million Marble House in Newport, RI.

In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to the Vanderbilt's $11 million Marble House in Newport, RI.

Gilded Age era, in NYC. Head waiter at Sherry's Restaurant, c.1902. A popular eatery for the "400", high society of the era. ~ {cwl}

Gilded Age era, in NYC. Head waiter at Sherry's Restaurant, c.1902. A popular eatery for the "400", high society of the era. ~ {cwl}

A great street scene view of New York City during America's Gilded Age era, c.1905. Pedestrians and shoppers walking aside storefronts, including; Best and Company - Lilliputian Bazaar, which was originally a childen's clothing store, founded in c.1879. Formerly located in the "Ladies Mile" near, 6th Ave, & West 23rd, St., NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: librar-y tumblr)

A great street scene view of New York City during America's Gilded Age era, c.1905. Pedestrians and shoppers walking aside storefronts, including; Best and Company - Lilliputian Bazaar, which was originally a childen's clothing store, founded in c.1879. Formerly located in the "Ladies Mile" near, 6th Ave, & West 23rd, St., NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: librar-y tumblr)

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