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The Vanderbilt Family


A fashionable lady

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Jean Sexton

From her debutante days onward, Edith Vanderbilt was a fashionable lady who enjoyed wearing some of the most elegant styles designed by the exclusive fashion houses of the era. (Right) Standing...

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Edith Dresser Vanderbilt: a very charming and accomplished girl

Posted on 12/30/2014 by Jean Sexton

In honor of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday on January 17, we’d like to share a glimpse into her childhood and young adult years before she married “the most eligible bachelor in the...

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George Vanderbilt and his automobiles

Posted on 12/18/2014 by Judy Ross

Because Biltmore House had superb stables, we often think the Vanderbilts relied on horses and carriages for transportation throughout their lives. Certainly, when George Vanderbilt was born in...

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Whistler and Vanderbilt: an artist and his patron

Posted on 11/20/2014 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt was a knowledgeable art collector, acquiring both the classics—like tapestries from the 1500s—and works from contemporary artists of his time such as Renoir. For...

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A very special birthday gift

Posted on 10/17/2014

Turning 21 is a milestone today--and it certainly was a significant birthday for George Vanderbilt thanks to a remarkable gift he received in November 1883 when he reached that age: a chess set...

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