One of the last photos of John Jacob Astor IV and his young 18 year old wife Madeleine Talmage Force-Astor. They were on the TITANIC when it hit the iceberg. (He died on ship but she survived).
and John Jacob Astor IV House Photos: The Most Spectacular Mansions from Manhattan’s Gilded Age
such a beautiful story !) The Knickerbocker in New York City opens its doors to guests on Thursday, more than a century since John Jacob Astor IV built the hotel.