High society (social class)

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High society, also called in some contexts simply "society", is the behavior and lifestyle of people with the highest levels of wealth and social status.wikipedia
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Social Register

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In American high society, the Social Register was traditionally a key resource for identifying qualified members.
The Social Register is a semi-annual publication in the United States that indexes the members of American high society.

International Debutante Ball

The International Debutante Ball
An example of a high society debutante ball is the prestigious International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The International Debutante Ball is an invitation-only, formal debutante ball, to officially present well-connected young ladies of distinction from upper-class families to high society.

Debutante

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Debutantes are young female members of high society being officially presented for the first time, at debutante balls or cotillions.
One of the most prestigious, the most exclusive and the most expensive debutante balls in the world is the invitation-only International Debutante Ball held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, where girls from prominent world families are presented to high society.

Upper class

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From a global perspective, see upper class.

Caroline Schermerhorn Astor

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Informal identifiers appeared, such as the "upper tens" in mid-19th century New York City, or "the 400," Ward McAllister's late 19th-century term for the number of people Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr's ballroom could supposedly accommodate, although the actual number was 273.
Although popularly imagined as wholly preoccupied with "Society", for the first several decades of her married life, Lina Astor was principally occupied with raising her five children and running her household, as was typical of women of her class in mid-19th-century New York City.

Old money

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Examples include John D. Rockefeller, whose father was a traveling peddler, Cornelius Vanderbilt whose father operated a ferry in New York Harbor, Henry Flagler who was the son of a Presbyterian minister, and Andrew Carnegie who was the son of a Scottish weaver In contrast to the nouveau riche, the upper-upper class were families viewed as "quasi-aristocratic" and "high society".

Socialite

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A socialite is a person (usually from a wealthy, or aristocratic background) who plays a prominent role in high society.

Waldorf Astoria New York

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An example of a high society debutante ball is the prestigious International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
One of the most prestigious, the most exclusive and the most famous debutante balls in the world is the invitation-only International Debutante Ball held biennially in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, where girls from prominent world families are presented to high society.

Social status

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High society, also called in some contexts simply "society", is the behavior and lifestyle of people with the highest levels of wealth and social status.

Party

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It includes their related affiliations, social events and practices.

Social club

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Upscale social clubs were open to men based on assessments of their ranking and role within high society.

New York City

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The term became common in the late 19th century, especially when the newly arrived rich in key cities such as New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island, built great mansions and sponsored highly publicized parties.

Boston

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The term became common in the late 19th century, especially when the newly arrived rich in key cities such as New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island, built great mansions and sponsored highly publicized parties.

Newport, Rhode Island

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The term became common in the late 19th century, especially when the newly arrived rich in key cities such as New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island, built great mansions and sponsored highly publicized parties.

Upper ten thousand

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Informal identifiers appeared, such as the "upper tens" in mid-19th century New York City, or "the 400," Ward McAllister's late 19th-century term for the number of people Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr's ballroom could supposedly accommodate, although the actual number was 273.

Ward McAllister

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Informal identifiers appeared, such as the "upper tens" in mid-19th century New York City, or "the 400," Ward McAllister's late 19th-century term for the number of people Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr's ballroom could supposedly accommodate, although the actual number was 273.

Debutante ball

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Debutantes are young female members of high society being officially presented for the first time, at debutante balls or cotillions.

Cotillion

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Debutantes are young female members of high society being officially presented for the first time, at debutante balls or cotillions.

Central City, Colorado

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Gold and silver mining, in the mid 19th century brought enormous wealth overnight to certain small towns such as Central City, Colorado and Leadville, Colorado.

Leadville, Colorado

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Gold and silver mining, in the mid 19th century brought enormous wealth overnight to certain small towns such as Central City, Colorado and Leadville, Colorado.

The Dakota

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Starting with the Stuyvesant luxury apartment house that opened in 1869, and The Dakota in 1884, affluent New Yorkers discovered the advantages of apartment living, where a full-time staff handled the upkeep and maintenance, as well as security.

John Singer Sargent

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However art historians generally ignored the society artists such as John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) until the late 20th century.

Stanford White

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Stanford White (1853-1906) was the most influential architect for High Society.