• La Belle Époque

    1871- 1914

    La Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914.

  • Art Nouveau

    1890- 1910

    English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines.

  • Edwardian Period

    1901- 1910

    Edwardian period in the United Kingdom is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII., and is sometimes extended beyond Edward's death to include years leading up to World War I.

  • Parisian Style

    The more recent forms of dress distinguish greater harmony and delicacy of colouring, finer sense of form, and fitter selection of the covering destined to veil, without entirely concealing it. The influence of old engravings heightens the native charm with which most Frenchwomen are endowed. Cloaks, mantles, and dresses sent out by great dressmakers -- Worth, Laferrière, Paquin, Félix, Rouff, Mme. Callot -- are reproductions of the history of costume in France.

Two Miles of Millionaires

1870s- 1900s

There are many miles of millionaires in New York. In some sections there are few, in others many; but if all the millionaires living in Greater New York could be gathered together and were to reside on a single street there would be twenty continuous miles of them, perhaps more.

Hotel Savoy New York

America leads the world in the size and splendor of her hotels is the universal opinion of travelers. The only foreign rivals of the later American hotels are palaces of princes and historic dwellings of the aristocracy. One of the latest additions to the architectural splendor of New York is Hotel Savoy.

Hotel Savoy London

Nothing is more remarkable among the many changes that have crept into this end of the century in England than our growing love for, and adoption of, Hotel life and comforts. The wonderfully open situation of the Hotel Savoy, overlooking the River Thames and the Embankment Gardens, makes the rooms bright, fresh, and airy; with the absence of the carriage traffic.

Old Savoy London

Claridge House London

The Royal Hotel, destined to become the "House of Call for Emperors," afterwards taken over by Mr. Claridge.

Two Restaurants for Kings