William Cullen Bryant’s Family Enjoys the Race in Jericho

The Vanderbilt Cup Race never failed to draw people of wealth and social status. The family of noted poet and New York Evening Post editor William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) enjoyed a picnic at the races. From left to right were Bryant’s great-grandsons Frederick Marquand Godwin and his cousin Conrad Godwin Goddard, Bryant granddaughter Fanny Godwin White and Elizabeth Marquand Godwin, Frederick Godwin’s wife. The woman holding the thermos is Frederick Godwin’s sister Elizabeth Love Godwin, a great-granddaughter of Bryant (far right). Fanny White was the first woman to obtain an automobile license in Roslyn, New York.