One Hundred Years of American Commerce

Chauncey M. [editor]. One Hundred Years of American Commerce. 2 Volumes. xxxii, 336; xii, 337-678 pp. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and 99 black-and-white photographic portraits in the text. Folio, bound in recent half black morocco. New York: D. O. Haynes & Co., 1895.

A classic work on the great era of American trade with articles on various businesses by some of the great names in the history of American commerce. Contributions include "Powder and Explosives" by Francis DuPont; "Petroleum: its Production and Products" by Henry C. Folger, Jr.; "American Flour" by Charles A. Pillsbury; "American Publishing" by John W. Harper; "Machinery Manufacturing Interests" by William Sellers; "The Brewing Industry" by Fred Pabst; "American Tobacco Factories" by Pierre Lorillard, Jr.; "American Soap Factories" by Samuel Colgate; "The Biscuit Industry" by Frank A. Kennedy (of the New York Biscuit Company, later Nabisco); "Soda Fountains" by James W. Tufts, "American Musical Instruments" by William Steinway; "The Jewelry Trade" by Charles Tiffany, and many others. Each article is illustrated with a portrait and facsimile signature of its author. The sum, at once mammoth in size and artful in presentation, is a fascinating portrayal of American business by one hundred of the biggest luminaries of the industrial age. A fine, handsomely bound set of this now scarce homage to the golden age of American business.

Item nr. 156624
Price: $975.00

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