About Gilded Age (give or take a few decades) Mansions
First coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner in their book, "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today," it was a time of unprecedented wealth. The Industrial Age had made fortunes for a number of American families and they set out to show Europe and the rest of the world that the United States could have it's own version of royalty. Generally thought of as the period from the early 1890's to the early 1920's, the Gilded Age was an explosion of spending the likes of which no one had ever seen. The clothes, the jewels, the carriages (and some of the first cars), the parties, and the houses, especially the houses, where over-the-top and lavish beyond imagination.
This is a group that celebrates that time. Post your pictures from anywhere in the country that was touched by this amazing time period. These beautiful homes are everywhere, from the "Cottages" of Newport, Rhode Island, to Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, to Vizcaya in Miami, Florida and all over the country. And they don't have to have been built by a Vanderbilt, many towns had local tycoons that built amazing homes, too.
There is no limit to the number of shots that you can post to this group. I know that when you visit one of these places you will have many photos to share, not just two or three! Just one suggestion (not a rule, I hate rules), try to label and geotag (add to map) all of your shots, some of us might want to visit these places.
Thanks for joining, and let's all have some fun!
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