Settlement Is Reached in Battle Over Brooke Astor’s Estate
Philanthropist Brooke Astor stands before a portrait of her late husband, Vincent Astor, in her Park Avenue apartment in New York City, March Astor celebrates her birthday that month.
Consuelo Vanderbilt - Oldest daughter of William & Alva Vanderbilt - she was forced by her mother to marry the Duke of Marlborough - it was a loveless marriage, but socially advantageous - a very common thing in the "Gilded Age".
Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran - Portrait of Emily Warren Roebling, 1896
Unknown Lady by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, 1877
Mrs Vincent Astor, Brooke, Greets Friends In The Diamond Horseshoe During Intermission. Her Box Had Been Used By Vincent's Previous Wives And Was Originally The Box Of Caroline Astor "I am sad" she said "But how often does an evening like this happen?
Marie Leszczyńska, Queen of France, Reading the Bible Jean-Marc Nattier (French, Oil on canvas. Palace of Versailles. Marie Leszczyńska was noted for her homely pious.