Social History

Friday, September 22, 2017

Nikola Tesla: A SoHo story

The building that housed Tesla's East Houston Laboratory, September 26, 1929. New York Historical Society Now here’s a different sort of SoHo story . Tesla. Not the car company. Not the heavy...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JOHN RINGLING NORTH – CIRCUS KING

John Ringling North in the center ring of the Big Top. By Michael L. Grace John Ringling North was a combination of Circus King, showmanship, brassy flamboyance, huckster salesman and perennial...Read the Full Story

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mrs. Post's Mar-a-Lago

Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew gives us the full, fascinating history of Mar-a-Lago, built for Marjorie Meriweather Post Close Hutton Davies May, completed in 1927, now the club and...Read the Full Story

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Remembering Vincent Sardi Jr.

Dinner at Sardi's. That's owner/host Vincent Sardi Jr. is on the right. January 8th, 2007 — New York lost one of its legendary restaurateurs last week when Vincent Sardi Jr. passed away at age...Read the Full Story

Friday, February 27, 2015

Otto Kahn's Palm Beach

Oheka Cottage, 122 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach. L to R: Jane Sanford, Otto Kahn, Margaret "Nin" Kahn Ryan, Betty Bonstetton, and seated, Nancy Yuille with Maurice Fatio. Courtesy...Read the Full Story