National Affairs: Brown Turbans

As everyone knows, the beauty of the Langhorne sisters long was the pride of Virginia, the joy of the nation's portrait painters. Their fame spread far and wide, to England where Nancy Langhorne, as Viscountess Astor, brought beauty and sharp wits to Parliament; to Manhattan, where Irene Langhorne became the wife of Charles Dana Gibson, noted artist in pen and ink, who hung her picture from a myriad mouldings, the original "Gibson girl."

Not to be outdone by her politically active sister, Manhattan's Langhorne came last week to Houston. No scion of a Virginian First Family, no Maryland Ritchie or Bruce, held...

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