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Head Over Heels for Hats and Headpieces

Posted on 03/19/2019 by Jean Sexton

For Edith Vanderbilt and her peers, the fashion demands of the Gilded Age included regular visits to their favorite milliners for stylish hats and headpieces to match every outfit and activity from...

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The Construction of Biltmore House, Part 2

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Judy Ross

We continue a look into Biltmore’s photo archives to see more of the construction of Biltmore House. See part 1 here. Above is a view of the East Elevation from the Vista, 1893 East Faç...

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The Construction of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Judy Ross

Seeing the majestic appearance of Biltmore House today, you almost believe it was always part of the landscape. In reality, it was a monumental construction project as these photos from the...

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Remembering the 1898 April Engagement of George Vanderbilt and Edith Dresser

Posted on 03/05/2019 by Judy Ross

In celebration of the April 1898 engagement of George Vanderbilt and Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, we ask an important question: what would you wear for a portrait commemorating your engagement to...

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Dinner is Served

Posted on 03/04/2019 by Leeann Donnelly

The Banquet Hall table in Biltmore House has been set for dinner. Won’t you join us? For the first time in many years, the 40-foot-long table in the Banquet Hall is set with its full Gilded-...

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