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October 29, 1929

Calm before the crash: The night before the stock-market crash that touched off the Great Depression, the city’s high society, including Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt (center, above the aisle), gathered in the “Diamond Horseshoe” boxes at the Metropolitan Opera, then at Broadway and 39th Street. Even as the economy began to crumble, the high life went on as normal, and pages of press focused on the “famous Four Hundred.”

Photograph: Harry Warnecke/ Daily News

 

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