Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America. Exhibit catalogue. Explores the resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the Gilded Age - the era marked by the end of the Civil War and the start of WWI. Lavishly illustrated with more than eighty full-color images of portraits taken from the collection of the New-York Historical Society, to illuminate the complexities attached to the idea of beauty in the context of Gilded Age portraiture. Edited by Barbara Dayer Gallati With a contribution by Valerie Steele. Hardcover. 180 pages.