May 09 2009

Anderson Cooper’s Grandfather at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

CNN journalist Anderson Cooper's grandfather Reginald Vanderbilt was William K.Vanderbilt Jr's cousin. In this photo, Reggie Vanderbilt (second from the left) can be seen speaking to Willie K. at the start of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The man with the binoculars is Jefferson De Mont Thompson, chairman of the Vanderbilt Cup Commission. Note the brassards (armbands) which allowed them on the course.


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