Putting them back to work. . . World War Two

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Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:56 am

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Kingdon Gould, Sr,. the son of legendary railroad man Jay Gould, married Italian born Annunziata Camilla Maria Lucci in Manhattan. exactly 100 years ago today, as the date of this post. The Photo depicts them in their nuptial finery.

They would have three children:

Silvia Annunziata Gould (1919-1980)
Edith Kingdon Gould (1920-2004) who was an actress and a poet.
Kingdon Gould, Jr. (1925-) who was Ambassador to Luxembourg and the Netherlands under Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford and whom is still living.

During World War Two, in order to address shortages, Mr. Gould attempted to revert to the use of carriages, much as he was likely still using at the time this photograph was taken. He sent his daughter Edith, who would later serve in the Navy during the war, down to purchase horses to pull them. As related by Time Magazine's July 27, 1942 issue:

"To beat the gas and rubber shortage Manhattan's Mrs. Kingdon Gould took the old family carriages out of mothballs, sent Daughter Edith to buy a pair of horses. Inexperienced Daughter Edith came back with a pair of brewery-truck-model Percherons."

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