The Resource What would Mrs. Astor do? : the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age, Cecelia Tichi

What would Mrs. Astor do? : the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age, Cecelia Tichi

Label
What would Mrs. Astor do? : the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age
Title
What would Mrs. Astor do?
Title remainder
the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Cecelia Tichi
Title variation
Essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cecilia Tichi invites us on a beautifully illustrated tour of the Gilded Age, transporting readers to New York at its most fashionable. A colorful tapestry of fun facts and true tales, What Would Mrs. Astor Do? presents a vivid portrait of this remarkable time of social metamorphosis, starring Caroline Astor, the ultimate gatekeeper"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tichi, Cecelia
Dewey number
395.0973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn
  • Rich people
  • Wealth
  • Etiquette
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
What would Mrs. Astor do? : the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age, Cecelia Tichi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The splendors of the Gilded Age -- Mrs. Astor speaks -- Millionaires' Row -- Fifth Avenue mansions -- Decoration of houses -- Servants and their duties -- Convenience or contraption -- Electric light -- Elevators -- Telephone -- Competitive consumption -- Ladies mile -- Gentlemen's emporia -- Tea rooms and luncheons -- Best dressed -- The hat makes the man -- The walking stick : the essential gentleman's accessory -- Plume trade, or, decorating with nature -- Color harmony -- For all occasions -- Well behaved -- Ward McAllister, autocrat of conduct -- How to navigate a public encounter -- Correspondence -- Cards, visits, and calls -- Parties and balls -- Gilded Age "Cinderella" -- Seen, but not heard -- What they read -- Dinner is served -- The proper place setting -- New York's elegant restaurants -- Delmonico's -- Sherry's -- The lobster : from prison fare to haute cuisine -- A black tie dinner on horseback -- The grain and the grape -- Mrs. Astor's ball -- The social set -- To see and be seen -- Theater and opera -- Stage door Johnny -- Central Park -- Club life -- Newport -- Slumming it : entertainment on the Lower East Side -- The sporting life -- Boating -- Polo -- Bathing -- Tennis -- Archery and croquet -- Golf -- Cycling -- Getting there -- Horse power -- Motor cars -- Private rail cars -- Steamships -- Yachts -- Money talks -- Gospels of wealth -- Wall Street -- Top drawer schools -- Dollar princesses -- Newspaper wars -- The whiff of scandal -- Divorce and Mrs. Astor -- Inexcusable -- Deadly triangle : Nesbit, White, Thaw -- On the scene : boldface names in New York -- Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917) -- Nellie Bly (1864-1922) -- Jack London (1876-1916) -- Lillian Russell (1860-1922) -- Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) -- Front-page girls -- Muckrakers -- Funerals
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
303 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781479826858
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 460526
  • (HPL)307591
  • 460526
Label
What would Mrs. Astor do? : the essential guide to the manners and mores of the Gilded Age, Cecelia Tichi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The splendors of the Gilded Age -- Mrs. Astor speaks -- Millionaires' Row -- Fifth Avenue mansions -- Decoration of houses -- Servants and their duties -- Convenience or contraption -- Electric light -- Elevators -- Telephone -- Competitive consumption -- Ladies mile -- Gentlemen's emporia -- Tea rooms and luncheons -- Best dressed -- The hat makes the man -- The walking stick : the essential gentleman's accessory -- Plume trade, or, decorating with nature -- Color harmony -- For all occasions -- Well behaved -- Ward McAllister, autocrat of conduct -- How to navigate a public encounter -- Correspondence -- Cards, visits, and calls -- Parties and balls -- Gilded Age "Cinderella" -- Seen, but not heard -- What they read -- Dinner is served -- The proper place setting -- New York's elegant restaurants -- Delmonico's -- Sherry's -- The lobster : from prison fare to haute cuisine -- A black tie dinner on horseback -- The grain and the grape -- Mrs. Astor's ball -- The social set -- To see and be seen -- Theater and opera -- Stage door Johnny -- Central Park -- Club life -- Newport -- Slumming it : entertainment on the Lower East Side -- The sporting life -- Boating -- Polo -- Bathing -- Tennis -- Archery and croquet -- Golf -- Cycling -- Getting there -- Horse power -- Motor cars -- Private rail cars -- Steamships -- Yachts -- Money talks -- Gospels of wealth -- Wall Street -- Top drawer schools -- Dollar princesses -- Newspaper wars -- The whiff of scandal -- Divorce and Mrs. Astor -- Inexcusable -- Deadly triangle : Nesbit, White, Thaw -- On the scene : boldface names in New York -- Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917) -- Nellie Bly (1864-1922) -- Jack London (1876-1916) -- Lillian Russell (1860-1922) -- Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) -- Front-page girls -- Muckrakers -- Funerals
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
303 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781479826858
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 460526
  • (HPL)307591
  • 460526

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