When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded
In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan––Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Mark Twain––vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age.Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior.Kaplan exposes it all in exquisite detail, taking readers from the 1890s to the Roaring Twenties in a combination of biography, history, architectural appreciation, and pure reading pleasure
- ASIN: B000QUEHO4
Hotel Astor"Men's Bar" Crystal Whiskey Glass (Gift Box Set of
Re-Introducing the "Men's Bar" Whiskey Glass in One Pound of Crystal.Its roots go back to 1904, when millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the Hotel Astor in New York's Times Square. The hotel's legendary Men-Only Bar was open from 6 AM to 1 AM daily, and no less than ten bartenders were on hand, serving drinks to a roster of patrons including Pierpont Morgan, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain), Colonel William F. Cody (otherwise "Buffalo Bill"), Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks, Alfred E. Smith, John "Bet a Million" Gates, and Diamond Jim Brady. Actors rubbed elbows with financiers and athletes with industrial giants. The bar attracted these men of fastidious tastes because its drinks were what they ought to be, served in whiskey glasses crafted in nearly 1-pound of crystal. These glasses conveyed an expression of conviviality, and the entire experience revolved around how you hold one in your hand. Offered is a Gift Box Set of 2 Hotel Astor "Men's Bar" Crystal Whiskey Glasses, true to the days when men were men, and women were glad of it. (Includes a bit of Hotel Astor history).
- Color: Clear
- Brand: HISTORY COMPANY
- ASIN: B01N4FGNSH
- UPC: 881314789993
- ASIN: B07GFSL4CZ
The Astor Hotel - Vintage Hong Kong Travel Label - Vinyl Decal Sticker - 3.75" x
High Quality All Weather Vinyl. Indoor or Outdoor use. Applies to all Flat Solid Surfaces. All Dimensions are in Inches. See Ad Images for Installation Instructions. Printed Vinyl that will last 3 to 5 years Without Fading.
- Brand: Sticker Pimp
- ASIN: B07DZL49FX
The New York Stock Exchange and Public Opinion Remarks at Annual Dinner, Association of Stock Exchange Brokers, Held at the Astor Hotel, New York, January 24,
- ASIN: B0082TC7OI
The West Side Of 7 Avenue With The Intersection Of 43 And 44 Streets 1925 Showing The Putnam Building And Hotel Astor Manhattan New York City
No creases. From an out of print recent book of old New York City images.
- Brand: Unknown
- ASIN: B008N6HZ7Y
Miami Beach Florida Hotel Astor Art Deco Antique Postcard
- ASIN: B07HB5P1NX
Rensselaer County Society 10th Annual Dinner Menu Hotel Astor New York
Rensselaer County Society 10th Annual Dinner Menu Hotel Astor New York 1916 A 12 page menu and program from the Tenth Annual Dinner of the Rensselaer County Society in the City of New York. Held at the Hotel Astor New York on Saturday evening, January 29th, 1916. Has an image of the Rensselaer County Court House 1831, Troy NY on the cover.Includes lists of Officers, Directors and Regents for 1915-16, The Menu, a List of Speakers and pages for autographs. The pages are held together with a brown cord. Measures about 6 x 8 when closed. . Due to the size limitations of my scanner, the entire menu may not show in some of the scans.Exported By ExportYourStore
- Brand: Generic
- ASIN: B07CKYSY9Q
The Adventure of Auld Langs
- ASIN: B004GK0JMO
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