Vintage Hattie Carnegie Jewelry

Henrietta Kanengeiser was just a teenager when her family left Austria for the United States around 1900. During the trip, Henrietta asked a man who the richest, most successful person in America was, and he told her, “Andrew Carnegie.” Some years later, when she was in her 20s, she adopted “Carnegie” as her last name, and the rest of her family, trying to blend in to American culture, followed suit. Upon their arrival, the Kanengeisers...Continue Reading