The Vanderbilt family. c.1874. Going to the Opera, by Seymour Guy. Painted prior to William Henry Vanderbit erecting his triple mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue. Florence Vanderbilt and later Twombly (as she married financier Hamilton Twombly) with Willie K. at her side.  Margret, in green, unfurls a fan in the foreground. Behind her to the right, her husband Elliot F. Shepard is being help into his overcoat by the butler. At right stands Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, beside his seated wife Alice.

The Vanderbilt family. c.1874. Going to the Opera, by Seymour Guy. Painted prior to William Henry Vanderbit erecting his triple mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue. Florence Vanderbilt and later Twombly (as she married financier Hamilton Twombly) with Willie K. at her side. Margret, in green, unfurls a fan in the foreground. Behind her to the right, her husband Elliot F. Shepard is being help into his overcoat by the butler. At right stands Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, beside his seated wife Alice.

William Henry Vanderbilt, II (1870 - 1892) - Find A Grave Photo died of typhoid fever

William Henry Vanderbilt, II (1870 - 1892) - Find A Grave Photo died of typhoid fever

Going to the Opera (depicting William Henry Vanderbilt family) by Seymour Guy 1873

Going to the Opera (depicting William Henry Vanderbilt family) by Seymour Guy 1873

William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt I (1821–1885) was an American businessman & a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father, railroad mogul & family patriarch "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt upon his death in 1877 & had increased it to almost $194 million at his death less than nine years later. When he died, he was the richest man in the world. In 1841 he married Maria Louisa Kissam. He & his wife had eight children: four sons & four…

William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt I (1821–1885) was an American businessman & a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father, railroad mogul & family patriarch "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt upon his death in 1877 & had increased it to almost $194 million at his death less than nine years later. When he died, he was the richest man in the world. In 1841 he married Maria Louisa Kissam. He & his wife had eight children: four sons & four…

Interior of William Henry Vanderbilt Home.

Interior of William Henry Vanderbilt Home.

Rhode Island Gov William Henry Vanderbilt at the Newport Horse Show. He was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin once removed, the son of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt.

Rhode Island Gov William Henry Vanderbilt at the Newport Horse Show. He was Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin once removed, the son of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt.

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