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T.J. Stiles, Cornelius Vanderbilt biographer, refocuses his attentions on George Armstrong Custer By Georgia Rowe

Meet Some of the Notorious Robber Barons of the 19th Century: Cornelius Vanderbilt

The former Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, (Great Granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt estate located at Ox Pasture Road, The Hamptons Southampton. Built during the Gilded Age c.1900.

Hitler's Reign of Terror, documentary from 1934 It is regarded as the first American anti-Nazi film, and had gone missing for more than 70 years. „Hitler‘s Reign of Terror“ by Cornelius Vanderbilt has been found safely stored away in Brussels‘ Cinematheque Royale in 2013

Acorns promise new growth... someday. They are a sign of hope and confidence in the passage of time.


Created by Theodore Fester in 1855, the gold-and-silver-setting rose has about 250 carats of diamonds and was created for Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, Napoleon’s niece.


PRINCESS MATHILDE BONAPARTE DIAMOND ROSE BROOCH~ Created for for Napoleon's niece by Theodore Fester in 1855, the gold-and-silver-setting rose has 250 carats of diamonds. Mathilde ran one of Paris' most distinguished literary and artistic salons. When she died in 1904, the Rose was auctioned and sold by Cartier to Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III, who wore it at the waist or bodice for portraits and other formal occasions in her role as “Queen of Society.”


Today, the property at 742-748 Fifth Avenue, the original address of the Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion, is now the department store Bergdorf Goodman.