Monday, March 29, 2010

Handsomest Man in New York Wins Philadelphia's Richest Woman

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I found this article on and love the headline and image at the top of the article in the Chicago Tribune (Jan. 11, 1898, p. 8) announcing Sarah Drexel Fell's engagement to Alexander Van Rensselaer. I especially love the images of the couple and her yacht below them. The article spins the yacht and yachting as the main reason for their meeting and calls their relationship a "love match". The article also gives a decent amount of information about Sarah's yacht, the May, and mentions her rare place as a woman in the yachting world.
"Mrs. Fell is one of the half-dozen first class yachtswomen in the United States."

"She is one of six women members of the New York Yacht club. The privileges of such members are only available when they are on a cruise. They cannot use the clubhouse, and they cease to be members when they cease to be yacht owners."
I found this article while looking for items to create a Footnote page for Sarah Drexel Fell Van Rensselaer for Fearless Females.

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