A very good friend of ours passed this postcard along to us after our recent visit to The Breakers. Sent only 18 years after the mansion was completed, the Jamestown postmark reveals it’s nearly a century old. The postcard announces The Breakers as the “residence of Countess Széchényi”. By 1913, that was certainly the case. Countess Széchényi (née Gladys Vanderbilt) was the Vanderbilt’s youngest daughter. Though she died in 1965, her daughter, Countess Sylvia Szapáry, maintained residence at her grandparent’s summer “cottage”, The Breakers, until March 1, 1998.