Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Bennett, Shelley M., 1947-

Title The art of wealth : the Huntingtons in the Gilded Age / Shelley M. Bennett.

Publication Info. San Marino, California : Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.22 BEN    In Transit
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    709.22 BEN    Available
Description xv, 362 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : Collis P. Huntington : "From whom the fortunes of all of us came" -- Collis P. Huntington, 1862 to 1884 -- Collis P. Huntington and Arabella D. Huntington, 1884 to 1900 -- Arabella, Archer, and Henry Huntington, 1900 to 1913 -- Henry, Arabella, and Archer Huntington, 1914 to 1924 -- Henry E. Huntington, 1924 to 1927, and his legacy.
Summary "The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age focuses on four remarkable individuals: Collis Huntington, who started out as a peddler and went on to found a railroad empire; his second wife, Arabella, a woman of great intelligence and taste; her son, Archer, who devoted his life to creating and supporting museums; and Collis's nephew, Henry E. Huntington, who built up an extraordinary foundation, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and gave it to the public as an enduring legacy."--book jacket.
Subject Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927.
Huntington, Arabella Duval, 1850 or 1851-1924.
Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955.
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900.
Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780873282536 alkaline paper
0873282531 alkaline paper

Available items only