Category Archives: New York City

“Zauberin”, Enchantress; 1905 Paul Eisler Piano

I had seen this item in catalogs and a few far flung library lists but had never seen a copy until Oregon State University graciously granted an inter-library loan request my local librarian made on my behalf. What a feeling … Continue reading

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Striking A Deal- Piano Lessons for a Portrait

Family history often reduces people into short summaries and that was certainly the case for me with Edith and Paul’s legacies growing up. The short version of their lives was the flat “Edith sang. Paul played piano.” To my surprise … Continue reading

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Helen Gould’s Art Collection on View at Hotel Martha Washington, 1903

In mid August 1903 Edith Vail Ross wrote home to Rutland, Vermont about another adventure she and Miss Schirmer had in New York City. “Yesterday P.M. Miss Schirmer and I went down to Hotel Martha Washington which has been built … Continue reading

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Duss At Madison Square Garden, 1903

The photo above is of Madison Square Garden, June 1903, taken from Madison Square Park. Before Madison Square Garden and Penn Station were all jammed together, the Garden had the castle-like appearance you see above. In August 1903 Edith Vail … Continue reading

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23rd & Madison, NYC, Met Life Insurance

On a cloudy and rainy August day in 1903 Edith’s voice teacher returned to the city early and she had an impromptu lesson. Later, when she wrote home to her parents in Rutland, Vermont she describes “had a fine one … Continue reading

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Climb into the Crown, Statue of Liberty, 1903

On Tuesday August 4, 1903 Edith Vail Ross had her usual voice lessons in the studio of Mr. Desci and practice time until three o’clock in the afternoon when her friends Miss Clarke and Miss McKay stopped by and grabbed … Continue reading

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Crying in the Rain on the Pending Nuptials of Miss Lamois

On an August evening Edith Vail Ross was out in the city (NYC) and got caught in a “another hard thundershower [that] came up while we were at the meeting but I got home allright and not wet. Was fortunate … Continue reading

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