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The most powerful woman in Gilded Age New York | THE GILDED AGE | AMERICAN EXPERIENCE | PBS

During the Gilded Age, Caroline Astor was the most powerful figure in New York society, dictating “who’s who” in her exclusive “Four Hundred” list—determined, naturally, by the capacity of her ballroom.

Would you have had what it takes to get on Mrs. Astor’s list?

Learn more about the intricacies of New York society in THE GILDED AGE, now streaming on YouTube, PBS.org and the PBS App: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/gilded-age/

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