Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, née Vanderbilt (1877–1964) with her two sons Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956) and John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, later the 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897–1972), dressed for the coronation of King George V in June 1911. Although the Duchess had been separated from her husband since 1906, she was still required to attend the ceremony as one of the most important peeresses of realm. Her sons acted as pages to the King.
Consuelo's first-cousin Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a sculptor, seen here wearing a black and white silk dress with a black straw hat at Newport, Aquidneck Island, RI. She maintained custody of "Little" Gloria Vanderbilt after her father Reggie died in 1925, although Gloria Vanderbilt later explained she was raised by nannies.
"This legendary caricature appeared in British Vanity Fair on September 27, 1900, just after Churchill's return to England following his headline-making escape from the Boers, and just before his first General Election victory as the Conservative Candidate for Oldham. Drawn by Leslie Ward (who signed his work as 'Spy'), the caricature ran as part of a profile headlined: 'Men of the Day,' written by Vanity Fair's founder, Thomas Gibson Bowles.
John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough | The Duke picture with his wife and children including John Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford and later 11th Duke of Marlborough (29 Jan 1935) likely departing for or arriving at NYC for a visit with his mother Consuelo Vandebilt Balsan.
Henry White was a prominent U.S. diplomat during the 1890s and 1900s, and one of the signers of the Treaty of Versailles. Theodore Roosevelt, who was president during the peak of White's career, described White as "the most useful man in the entire diplomatic service, during my Presidency and for many years before."
Mrs. Rosamund Lancaster Warburton was the second wife (married 1927) of Consuelo Vanderbilt's brother William K., Jr., (II). She was previously married (10 Dec 1919) to Barclay Harding Warburton II, an heir (grandson) to the John Wanamaker fortune. They had one son Barclay Harding Warburton III.