A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York

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Journey through the splendor and the excesses of the Gilded Age ""Every aspect of life in the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent meaning intended to prove the greatness of America: residences beautified their surroundings; works of art uplifted and were shared with the public; clothing exhibited evidence of breeding; jewelry testified to cultured taste and wealth; dinners demonstrated sophisticated palates; and balls rivaled those of European courts in their refinement. The message was unmistakable: the United States ...

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A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York
2008, Wiley

ISBN-13: 9781681620534

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A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York
2008, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780470185698

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