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  • Collection: Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Papers

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0468-P-Harold_Stirling_and_Gertrude_Conaway_Vanderbilt-c.1935.jpg
After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on board racing J-class yachts in the 1930s. Aboard Rainbow in 1937, the couple successfully defended the America’s…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0468-P-Gertrude_Conaway_Vanderbilt-c1930.jpg
An avid sailor, Gertrude and a friend pose in costume, possibly at a Vanderbilt party in Newport or Palm Beach. After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0468-P-Boudoir_Hair-c1890-possibly_Alva_Vanderbilt.jpg
Seen with her long hair down and wearing a loose wrapper, this woman, possibly Alva Vanderbilt, stares directly at the viewer/photographer. Is this room a boudoir? Her clothing and pose suggest that this is a private, relaxed moment, as does the…
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