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Part XV: Resort Life, 1959-1961

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Part XV: Resort Life, 1959-1961 Cannes – Greenwich – Locust Valley – Newport For a look at Ellen Glendinning Ordway‘s life from 1959 until 1961, I perused more than 4,000 photographs […]... READ MORE
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Part XIV: The Social Pyramid, 1951-1958

Social History
Part XIV: The Social Pyramid, 1951-1958 Palm Beach – Around the World –- Ireland – Scotland – Long Island Since Ellen Frazer and Lou Ordway already shared much the same social orbit, both as […]... READ MORE
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Part XIII: A Whirlwind Romance

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Part XIII: A Whirlwind Romance and A Walk Down the Aisle January 1950-March 1951: Medway Plantation, Palm Beach, Paris, Hanover, Normandy, St. Tropez, Dublin, & Chestnut Hill Ellen Glendinning Frazer and Lucius […]... READ MORE
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Edith Wharton at 150

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Several things I intended to do in the last few days have slipped past me — although seemingly fully conscious and alert, I forgot to go to a lunch that […]... READ MORE
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Part XII of Ellen Glendinning Frazer’s archives

Social History
Part XII: Winter Sun, Cold War Romance, Away Down East, & A Big Catch on the River of the Presidents, 1949 Palm Beach – Medway Plantation – Northeast Harbor – […]... READ MORE
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Part XI: Transitions, Departures, & Getaways, 1948

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Part XI: Transitions, Departures, & Getaways, 1948 Palm Beach – Gulf Stream – Jamaica – Medway Plantation – Chestnut Hill – The Greenbrier From the almost 1,000 photographs Ellen Glendinning Frazer took […]... READ MORE
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Part X: “A window still waiting to fall …”

Social History
Part X: “A window still waiting to fall …” March 1947-December 1947 France – Copenhagen – Radnor Hunt Club – Long Island – Jersey Shore – Chestnut Hill In this […]... READ MORE
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The polish, paradox, and paradise of Palm Beach

Social History
Happy New Year! With results of the presidential Iowa caucus soon to be known and the outcome of the Town of Palm Beach’s caucus on Tuesday night a near certainty, […]... READ MORE
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Part IX: After the War, January 1946 – March 1947

Social History
Part IX: After the War, January 1946 – March 1947 Palm Beach – Mackay Point Plantation – Bermuda – Aboard the SS America For this series of images documenting Ellen Glendinning […]... READ MORE
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Part VIII: Social Rites during World War II, 1942-1945

Social History
For this next installment of Ellen Glendinning Frazer’s photographic chronicle, I selected images from more than ten volumes containing several thousand photographs from 1942 to 1945 and arranged them within two separate […]... READ MORE
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Philadelphia in Palm Beach, Part I

Palm Beach
We are taking today off to continue to optimize the back end of the new site. In the meantime, please enjoy Part 1 of Augustus Mayhew’s series on Philadelphian Ellen Glendinning (first published on these pages in 2011), who kept an extensive diary where she recorded and photographed the life around her family and friends; a chronological scrapboo... READ MORE
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Resort Life between the Wars: Part VII, 1940

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Resort Life between the Wars: Part VII, 1940 Chestnut Hill – Long Island – Lake Bluff – Saratoga By the spring of 1940 the nation was on edge as the […]... READ MORE

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