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Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939)

Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939)
Title
Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939)
Date 
ca. 1920-25
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. ( 10.6 x 7.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Phillip Schmand
Object Number 
1944.287
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, became president of Carnegie Steel Co. in the late 1890s, and in 1901, when the Carnegie and Morgan properties merged to form the United States Steel Corp., Schwab was named president. He later became president of Bethlehem Steel Corp., which under his leadership became one of the world's leading steel producers. Despite his amassed fortune, he died impoverished due to bad investments and the Depression.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group