Tea in Chestnut Hill with Mrs. Albert (Rebecca) Pancoast, mother-in-law of Joseph Widener, a weekend hunt at Gertrude “Gertie” Sanford Legendre’s Medway Plantation, cocktails and dinner with Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney and Kay Denckla at the Arizona Desert School, lunch with Amory and Dolly Carhart on Fishers Island, tennis with Cordy Robertson, golf with Donald Ross in Wilmington, breakfast at High Pool with Deering and Polly Howe, and join the festivities at the horse show and house party at the duPonts with Drexel Biddle.
Take a few minutes to peruse the last of what might have been among the 20th century’s idyllic days as seen through the lens of Ellen Glendinning Frazer whose untouched photographs of her family and friends make for the most authentic of social records.
15 May 1935 Sunnybrook Golf Club
June 1935 The Squirrels, Chestnut Hill
March 1936 A visit to the cousins
June 1936 Lunch at The Squirrels
May 1935 Wilmington Golf Tournament
26 June 1935 Raymond Guest & Lily Polk’s wedding
11 October 1935 The Futurity Run, Belmont Race Track, New York
November 1935 Princeton-Harvard Football Game weekend followed by a Dancing Party at Edgar Scott’s house
Thanksgiving, 1935 Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts
December 1935 Beaux Arts Ball, New York
WATCH HILL, 1935 -1938 (before the Hurricane in September 1938)
August, 1935 Watch Hill Beach Club
August, 1935 “On my porch”
Labor Day Weekend, 1935 Watch Hill Beach Club
September, 1935 Misquamicut Golf Club
Fancy Dress Ball, Misquamicut Golf Club
August 1936 & September 1937 Dunes Club, Narragansett
January 1936 Arizona Desert School, Tucson
Photographs are from the Collection of Lucius Ordway Frazer.