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Discover George Vanderbilt’s Railroad Ties

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Throughout history, no family has been more closely associated with the rise of the American railroad industry than the Vanderbilts. Theirs is a remarkable legacy, and one that would ultimately...

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Recreating a Masterpiece: Edith’s Boucheron Brooch

Posted on 04/01/2019 by Amy Dangelico Comments(3)

To create A Vanderbilt House Party, our Museum Services team worked with designer John Bright and his team at Cosprop, London, to recreate clothing worn by the Vanderbilts, including George and...

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Head Over Heels for Hats and Headpieces

Posted on 03/19/2019 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

For Edith Vanderbilt and her peers, the fashion demands of the Gilded Age included regular visits to their favorite milliners for stylish hats and headpieces to match every outfit and activity from...

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The Construction of Biltmore House, Part 2

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Judy Ross

We continue a look into Biltmore’s photo archives to see more of the construction of Biltmore House. See part 1 here. Above is a view of the East Elevation from the Vista, 1893 East Faç...

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The Construction of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Judy Ross

Seeing the majestic appearance of Biltmore House today, you almost believe it was always part of the landscape. In reality, it was a monumental construction project as these photos from the...

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