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    • David T. Howard

      Mrs. Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, 1890. Painted by Charles Emile Auguste Carolus Duran. Those are a lot of names.....

    • Donani

      Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1890 (Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran) (1837-1917) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 49.4

    • John Jenkins

      Mrs. William Astor (Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, 1831–1908) Carolus-Duran (Charles-Auguste-Émile Durant) (French, Lille 1837–1917 Paris) Date: 1890 Medium: Oil on canvas

    • Tyler Hughes

      Circa 1900 Caroline Astor had reigned as queen of New York society for a quarter century. Others with ambitions for her throne -- Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Mamie Fish, Mrs. Clarence Mackay and Tessie Oelrichs -- formed satellite groups and gained defectors from Mrs. Astor's court like jestor/major domo Harry Lehr. She gave her last ball in 1904 and her last dinner party in 1907.

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