A Love Affair
I’ve been to the dentist again and so I’m owed a treat. Today I decided to browse the shelves at the library and pick up any old book that caught my eye.
What did so was Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s A Love Affair, written before the author died in 1942 but not published until 1984.
The book jacket doesn’t say much about it, but something tells me this is a roman a clef and a little poking around in New York City history will provide the clef.
And since I love costume jewelry, and since it was sticking out and easy to see, and just because I wanted to look at the photos, I borrowed Kenneth J Lane: Faking It (1996.)
The above picture of Mrs Whitney was painted by Robert Henri in 1916. It can be seen in the Whitney Museum.