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There and back again

Social Diary
A photo album of American people’s history to give you a sense of another time and world from the 19th century into the 20th... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Palm Beach Modern

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew tours the Modern (and Moderne) architectural style that came into vogue very early in the 20th century and turned classic to this day... READ MORE
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Remembering the Best: Bobby Short

Social Diary
Marking the anniversary of the death of Bobby Short who left us this week 16 years ago after a lifelong career as one of the greatest entertainers of the century... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: Only in Manhattan!

Guest Diary
Bob recalls the Summer in the city in ’75 with a brief visit to the Pines in Fire Island, and also at DPC’s house in Connecticut, and back to summer in Manhattan with lots going on... READ MORE
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Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Private Railway Car

Social History
Michael Grace writes about Luxury liners limited in the form of a grand private railroad car, built for and once the property of Marjorie Merriweather Post... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Icon: E. R. Bradley — Part II

Palm Beach
Part II of Augustus Mayhew's profile of Palm Beach Icon, E.R. Bradley, who with his brother moved their gambling enterprises east to Chicago and Memphis where they moved their horses, and on to Palm Beach with late 19th century American enterprising... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Icon: E. R. Bradley — Part I

Palm Beach
Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew presents part I of “The Fabulous Colonel”, Edward R. Bradley, the man who made Palm Beach an international destination for tycoons, heiresses and society at the beginning of the 20th century... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Time Machine

Palm Beach
Palm Beach Social Diary. Augustus Mayhew takes us on a tour of the rise of modern architecture in Palm Beach... READ MORE
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PRN: A Florida Chapter

Palm Beach
Augustus Mayhew remembers Paige Rense in Palm Beach as well as her brilliant career as the creator of Architectural Digest... READ MORE
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What a Swell Party it Was!

Social Diary
Looking back on ole Manhattan will give your curiosity a trip to bountiful in another time and place (little ole New York)... READ MORE
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The Life and Times of Josephine Hartford, Part II

Social History
The second and final installment on the life of Josephine Hartford, one of the richest American heiresses of the 20th century, by Charles Burns... READ MORE
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The life and times of Josephine Hartford, Part I

Social History
The Life and Times of 20th century American Josephine Hartford, heiress to the enormous A&P supermarkets fortune, by Charlie Burns... READ MORE

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