Portrait of Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, aka Mrs. Astor, by Carolus-Duran, which was placed prominently in her house. She would stand in front of it when receiving guests for receptions.

Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Astor. Mrs John Jacob Astor (Madeleine Force), 18, was the wife of millionaire John Jacob Astor , they had been on an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Paris and, in the spring of 1912, decided to return to America as First Class passengers on board the brand new Titanic .Mrs. Astor was pregnant.

Brooke Astor portrait

Cotton morning dress ca. 1820, American - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

1840 French Dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1926-27

Dress ca. 1840 Britain via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Romanian coat via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Robert Piguet, 1949

1895 French Evening ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Portrait of Elizabeth Astor Winthrop Chanler. John Singer Sargent 1893

"PORTRAIT OF BROOKE ASTOR" by Sir Cecil Beaton

Mrs. John Jacob Astor IV, the former Madeleine Talmadge Force, who survived the sinking of the Titanic while John Jacob Astor IV perished.

Evening Dress 1885 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II (neé Alice Claypoole Gwynne) as costumed for the infamous ball hosted by his brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, 26 March 1883. It was this ball and the social maneuvering of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt that earned the family a perpetual place on Mrs. Astor's List of the most elite New York families. Mr. Vanderbilt is dressed as Louis XVI and Mrs. Vanderbilt as "Electric Lights." Her costume is now among the Metropolitan Museum's collectio...

"A portrait of Madeleine Astor, who set sail with her husband John Jacob Astor IV on the Titanic - he was famously the richest man on the ship. She survived the sinking, but her husband sadly did not." Photo by Rex Features, 1812. Featured in "British Vogue" in an article about the time of the Titanic.

Thomas Anshutz (American, 1851–1912). A Rose, 1907. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund, 1993 (1993.324)

Evening cape | French (probably), circa 1920 | Materials: silk, glass | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Self-Portrait, 1886. Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.

Mother and Daughters 1940s