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Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt III (Grace Wilson) and her children Cornelius Vanderbilt IV and Grace Vanderbilt. She was the wife of Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin.  Their daughter Grace was at one time rumored to be engaged to Consuelo's son Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill.

Cornelius Vanderbilt III [Grace Wilson] with her children Cornelius IV and Grace. Her husband General C. Vanderbilt III, son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin.

Cornelius Vanderbilt built his wealth in shipping and railroads. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. In today's dollars, his net worth would be $178 billion. His descendants include Gloria Vanderbilt ($200 million) and Anderson Cooper ($100 million).

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Mrs. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in a costume by Leon Bakst. Daughter of Gilded Age NYC couple, Mr. and Mrs. (Alice), Cornelius Vanderbilt 11

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in a costume by Leon Bakst. Daughter of Gilded Age NYC couple, Mr. (Alice), and Cornelius Vanderbilt ~~ {cwl} ~~ (Image: mfg/collections)

Cornelius Vanderbilt - Patriarch of the Vanderbilt Family in America. American entrepreneur who made fortune in shipping and railroads.

Cornelius Vanderbilt - Patriarch of the Vanderbilt Family in America. American entrepreneur who made fortune in shipping and railroads. cousin 8 times removed on birthfather's maternal side.

Marble and gilt bronze Italian Console table, c.1780. Purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, (Gilded Age railroad magnate), for his NYC mansion at 1 West 57th Street, in c.1892. The Console table was placed at, The Breakers mansion, Newport RI, in c.1926, when the NYC residence was demolished. ~~ (Image via: The Preservation Society of Newport County) ~~ {cwl}

The Newport Mansions have furniture that was the definition of luxury during the turn of the century.

Artist and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney embodies free-spirited glamour. A sculptor in her own right, she also patronized many of the leading and emerging American artists of the early 20th century. She also had a talent for accessorizing beautiful dresses.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, ca. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian.

Newport RI, Gilded Age Society wedding at, The Breakers. Gertrude Vanderbilt, daughter of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt 11, weds Harry Payne Whitney August 25th 1897.

Newport RI, Gilded Age Society wedding at, The Breakers. Gertrude Vanderbilt, daughter of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt weds Harry Payne Whitney August

The Gilded Age Era: The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion, New York City overshadowed by commercial development. Vanderbilt’s Petit Chateau by Richard Morris Hunt. In 1926, the mansion was sold to the Braisted Realty Corporation for  approximately  $7 million. Bergdorf Goodman’s flagship store quickly took the mansion’s place.

The Heckscher Building (the Crown building) looms over the massive Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion.

The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt II summer home

Love this x-large medicine cabinet... Designing our bathroom remodel.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion on 57th Street and 5th Avenue, now demolished    New York City's Fifth Avenue has always been pretty special, although you'd probably never guess that it began with a rather ordinary and functional name: Middle Road. Like the 1811 Commissioner's Plan for Manhattan, which laid out the c

A Guide to the Gilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue's Millionaire Row

Trevelyan Vean was inspired by other mansions of the Gilded Age including The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion.

Grace Graham Wilson and Cornelius Vanderbilt 111. Husband and wife strolling in NYC.  Vanderbilt 111 was the son of, Alice and Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, they were members of NYC's Gilded Age Society. ~ {cwl}

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Grace Graham Wilson and Cornelius Vanderbilt Husband and wife strolling in NYC. Vanderbilt 111 was the son of, Alice and Cornelius Vanderbilt of NYC's Gilded Age Society.

18K gold pocket watch given to Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt 111, by his father Cornelius Vanderbilt 11. Back cover engraved 'CV'. Given as gift during the Gilded Age in c.1893. Manufactured in c.1892, by Patek Philippe & Co.

gold pocket watch given to Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt III, by his father Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Back cover engraved 'CV'. Given as gift during the Gilded Age in Manufactured in by Patek Philippe & Co.

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