From its inception in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club included in its elite membership the nation's wealthiest families, among them the Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, and Morgans. Bringing together more than 240 fascinating photographs, Barton and June McCash trace the sixty-two-year history of this exclusive retreat whose members at one time were reputed to represent one-sixth of the nation's wealth. Based on surviving club records, newspaper accounts, and letters and diaries of members and guests, The Jekyll Island Club chronicles an era when leisure was the preserve of the wealthy. For more than six decades the island, now a state park, served as a haven for millionaires. As one visitor described the Jekyll Island Club, it was "the only place of its kind in the world--and will never be again."
During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and...View full product details
Susy Albright was the youngest daughter of Club member John Joseph Albright. Albright was a member of the Jekyll Island Club from 1890-1931. Susy was...View full product details
Kate Brown was born in 1888 in Worcester, Massachusetts. That was the same year that the Jekyll Island Club opened the doors to its recently...View full product details