How Gilded Age Wives Set American Philanthropy’s Gold Standard – Philanthropy Women

The storied fortunes of the Gilded Age are so closely associated with the men who made them that the wives who used that money to help society are often unknown. Wealthy women in the 19th century were expected to be little more than heir-producers and society hostesses. But women such as Louise Whitfield Carnegie, Abby…

Source: Gilded Age Wives Set Philanthropy’s Gold Standard – Philanthropy Women

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