New York, 1909. "Hotel Astor, Times Square". Via Shorpy.

Love the color and visual effect of the silk over cotton! French afternoon dress, ca. 1903

Detroit Publishing photo taken during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration during October, 1909. The details are amazing and I just wanted to see what this scene might have looked like in color.

1885 the Shakespeare Chateau bed and breakfast inn, is truly one of the most beautiful homes in St. Joseph, Mo.

First Four Hundred : New York and the Gilded Age. The Four Hundred were the 400 individuals that could fit into Mrs. Astor's ballroom. She was the arbiter of who was WHO in Gilded Age America. Cover Photo: Mr. & Mrs. Goodhue Livingston

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Up 4th Avenue from Astor Place, Cooper Union on right (Tom Casey said "I went through Cooper Union"

1883 Gloria Vanderbilt Victorian masquerade Fancy Party Dress Costume Charles Frederick Worth light bulb

Astor Street Residence Historic Renovation

Salon with Custom Plaster Ceiling traditional living room design by chicago architect dSPACE Studio Ltd

Fall fashions at the Hotel Astor, 1920

Astor Courts - Rhinebeck (New York)

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (wall), Benjamin Moore White Dove (trim)

Rokeby, a 420-acre estate in Barrytown, Dutchess Co., Hudson Valley, New York, has been owned by the Astors for nearly 180 years. In 1836, businessman William Backhouse Astor Sr. bought Rokeby from his wife’s family. The 43-room main house was built in 1815 & then added to by every new owner so that it came to represent the classic 'American Gothic style.' Today it remains home to a slew of less-than-wealthy heirs to the Astor & Livingston fortunes

Astor Street Historic Renovation - traditional - Living Room - Chicago - Carr Warner, Architects

Manhattan circa 1908. "New York Times building." Now playing at the Astor: "Paid in Full." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co

Alice Astor being drawn in a cart by her older brother Vincent Astor at the family estate Ferncliff in Rhinebeck, New York. This was according to Brooke, "the only happy picture of Vincent and his sister, taken on his birthday."

Astor Street Residence Historic Renovation

Staircase Library Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 2

Part I. John Jacob Astor (1763 - 1848) Fur trader and capitalist, he was born in Germany. In 1808 he organized the American Fur Company; at the time of his death in 1848, he was the richest man in America. In 1811, he organized the fur trade in the West; established Fort Astoria (later Astoria, Oregon) on the Pacific northwest coast, as the far outpost of the American Fur Company.