The Jekyll Island Club

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In the late nineteenth century, some of the wealthiest families in America joined together to form the Jekyll Island Club. The Club operated for 54 years, from 1888 until 1942, and attracted an elite membership. The families of Cyrus McCormick, J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, and William Vanderbilt were among those who enjoyed the leisurely pace and recreational adventure of the Georgia coast. The Jekyll Island Club includes images of the architecture, clothing, transportation, and natural beauty unique to the island. This exquisite collection is sure to rekindle awe and wonder in the hearts of those who have visited the island, and will serve as a wonderful introduction for newcomers. The Jekyll Island Club is a fascinating look at a bygone period.
ISBN: 9780738517964
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In The Jekyll Island Club, Tyler E. Bagwell, historian for the Jekyll Island Museum, offers an exciting chance to relive those days of splendor on the island. Bagwell's text enhances an impressive collection of photographs contributed by the Jekyll Island Museum, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, and the Saturday Evening Post. The reader can experience the lavish lifestyle of the most powerful families of the turn of the century, as well as the employees of various descent who kept the Club running smoothly.
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