Thursday, March 12, 2015

Owners of America, NYC

"By their banks ye shall know them," Alfred Henry Lewis
In 1908 and 1909, Cosmopolitan Magazine published a series titled, "Owners of America," profiling some of the country's wealthiest men. (The magazine modestly touted the series as "one of the most interesting that has ever appeared in an American magazine.")

Accompanying the article were images of the Manhattan homes of the "owners."