J. P. Morgan as Cutthroat Capitalist

In 1903, photographer Edward Steichen portrayed the American tycoon in an especially ruthless light

J.P. Morgan sat for two minutes; one of the resulting portraits defined his reputation. (Edward Steichen)
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