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The Gilded Age Era: The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion, New York City

The Gilded Age Era: The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion, New York City

During the war, Dr Herta Oberheuser performed some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments, focusing on deliberately inflicting wounds on the subjects. In order to simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war. She rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers of glass, dirt, or sawdust into the wounds. Sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Nuremberg Medical Trial.

During the war, Dr Herta Oberheuser performed some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments, focusing on deliberately inflicting wounds on the subjects. In order to simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war. She rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers of glass, dirt, or sawdust into the wounds. Sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Nuremberg Medical Trial.

G. E. Building (formerally RCA Building) aka 30 Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York

G. E. Building (formerally RCA Building) aka 30 Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | New York, NY. Preparing for demolition.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | New York, NY. Preparing for demolition.

Grace Vanderbilt's new home after 640 Fifth Avenue was demolished as it stands today: 1048 5th Avenue, what she called "The Gardener's Cottage."

Grace Vanderbilt's new home after 640 Fifth Avenue was demolished as it stands today: 1048 5th Avenue, what she called "The Gardener's Cottage."

This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

Looking back at Manhattan's lost Gilded Age mansions

This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.

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