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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.

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

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Fashion History - 1912

"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.

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…

// Repin of the Day: #50 of 365 // 'Penelope' (c. 1868) by Charles-François Marchal (1825-1877). Oil on canvas. 110.5 x 49.5 cm (43.50 x 19.50 in). Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), New York City, New York, United States. Additional details about this work: // Repin. // Found by @RandomMagicTour ( - Sasha Soren - Book trailer: - Browse (Kindle/print):

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.

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)