CRIME: Gibson Girl

Three daughters had the late Robert W. Gibson, wealthy architect, designer of the New York Botanical Garden Museum. Lydia was a leftist. A painter, sculptress, contributor to the old (Communist) Masses and Liberator, she became in 1922 the wife of well-known Communist Leader Robert Minor. Already she had been banished from the Social Register. Poor dear Lydia was beyond the pale.

Well to the right was her sister Katherine, who married Augustus Van Cortlandt Jr., brought her two daughters out at small, correct debuts, and divided her time between her Manhattan town...

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