The look in his eyes as he watches you enter the room. You lock eyes together. In your mind he is the man you were searching for in your dreams. He introduces himself and kisses you on your hand. He invites you to go somewhere private and secluded. You don't know him very well yet yet your instincts say yes. You both take a carriage ride to a secluded barn. He lays you back kissing you passionately. You beg him to ravish you. You close your eyes...you wake up and it's 2014.
Alva Vanderbilt (1853-1933) was married to William K Vanderbilt, one of the richest men in America. She was ambitious to be a leader in NYC society, but was barred for years because the Vanderbilts were considered 'new money'. Her prestige was lifted when her daughter Consuelo married the Duke of Marlborough. She divorced her husband, which was scandalous for the times, and later married his friend Oliver Belmont. After Belmont's death, she devoted herself to the cause of female suffrage.
William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878–1944) was a motor racing enthusiast, yachtsman & a member of the prominent U.S. Vanderbilt family. . In 1899, Vanderbilt married Virginia Graham Fair, a wealthy heiress whose father, James Graham Fair had made a fortune in mining the famous Comstock Lode. Already extremely wealthy from a trust fund, on his father's death in 1920, Willie K Vanderbilt inherited a multi-million dollar fortune.