Gold Coast Fundraiser, 1932

A party was held in July, 1932, to raise funds for the Long Island Biological Association, the managing organization of the Biological Laboratory. Its members were a group of local "friends" of the Laboratory including renowned financiers and businessmen who resided or had summer homes on Long Island's Gold Coast. The benefit dance was held at Caumsett, the home of Marshall Field III and had a carnival theme. Pictured here are (from left) Mrs. Richard Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Field, Herbert Scheftel Right, Randolf Burke, Fred Astaire, and Mrs. John R. Fell.