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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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10.1: Photographs of Family , 1862-1931

This subseries consists of early photographs of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family, including her husband, Harry Payne Whitney, her children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara, and other family members. Early photographs of the Vanderbilt family include ones of Whitney's grandfather, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, and her father, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and one from the Vanderbilt family trip to Florida in 1896. Early photographs of the Whitney family include ones of William C. Whitney and Flora Payne Whitney (Whitney's in-laws), ones of Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney as children, and ones of other family, friends, and business and political associates of William C. Whitney. Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family include ones from her honeymoon, ones of her children and ones of her with her children (including one of Whitney with her mother, daughter, and grandchild, representing four generations of the family), and ones from various family weddings. Also found are photographs of Whitney's childhood friend, Esther Hunt.
Family photographs are arranged in rough chronological order.
Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, and blank versos of photographs.
Description Container Select
"Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt (grandfather), undated
28
13
Cornelius Vanderbilt II (father), circa 1896
28
14
Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28
15
William C. Whitney (father-in-law), circa 1860s-1900s
28
16-18
Whitney Family, undated, 1862-1889
28
19-20
Flora Payne Whitney (mother-in-law) and Senator Henry B. Payne, before 1896
28
21
Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney and Other Family, 1892, undated
28
22
Whitney Family and Friends, circa 1890s
28
23
Whitney Family (?), undated
28
24
Business and Political Associates of William C. Whitney, circa 1890s
28
25
William C. Whitney with Family and Friends, circa 1900
28
26
Harry Payne Whitney
As a Boy, circa 1880s
28
27-28
As a Young Man, circa 1890s
28
29
As an Adult, 1900-1917
29
1-2
Polo, 1914
29
3
Esther Hunter (friend), 1880s?, 1894
29
4
Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney), 1896 March
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
5
Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney on Their Honeymoon, 1896
29
6
Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara), 1897, 1903
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
7
Gladys Vanderbilt's (sister) Wedding, 1908
29
8
Friends and Family, 1900s-1910s
29
9
Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children), 1900s-1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
10
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild, circa 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
11
Olive Paget's Wedding, 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
12
Flora Whitney's Wedding, 1920
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
13
Barbara Whitney's Wedding, 1924
29
14
Gloria Vanderbilt (niece), 1924-1939
29
15
Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?), 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
16
Unidentified, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
17-18
Oversize, Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II scanned with Box 28, Folder 15, undated
36
Oversize, Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney) scanned with Box 29, Folder 5, 1896 March
36
Oversize, Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara) scanned with Box 29, Folder 7, 1897, 1903
36
Oversize, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children) scanned with Box 29, Folder 10, 1900s-1910s
36
Oversize, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild scanned with Box 29, Folder 11, circa 1922
36
Oversize, Olive Paget's (niece) Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 12, 1919
36
Oversize, Flora Whitney's Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 13, 1920
36
Oversize, Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?) scanned with Box 29, Folder 16, 1931
36
Oversize, Unidentified, undated
36

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