2022 04 27Edith Wharton’s New YorkRockwell gallery
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Prix fixe dinner to follow
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Free to attend; RSVP suggested
Dinner reservations encouraged, as seating is limited.
About the Event
Edith Wharton, the great American writer, knew the Gilded Age better than anyone. Born into an affluent family of “old New York”, she saw the gilded city develop and the society change along with it. The world she created in her novels and short stories is, according to many the most accurate—and sharply critical—portrayal of the period ever written.
Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast, writer and social historian for a unique illustrated tour of the New York Wharton knew and the world she created for her most famous characters—and what that world looks like today. With archival as well as contemporary photography, you’ll travel from her birthplace and the neighborhood of her childhood to the streets around Gramercy Park and finally to the townhouses of Washington Square Park where Wharton herself once lived.
About the Speaker
Carl Raymond is the host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast (produced by Bowery Boys Media) and is a writer as well as social and culinary historian.
In addition, Carl is a specialist on the life and work of Edith Wharton. He speaks regularly for organizations such as the Royal Oak Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home, St. George’s Society, Historic Royal Palaces, the National Arts Club and the Merchant’s House Museum among many others. His observations on the Gilded Age have recently appeared in the New York Times and New York magazine. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM published by Oxford University Press and is now at work on his own book.