John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956). Artist: Unknown
John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956). Rockefeller (1839-1937) made his fortune in the petroleum industry. He founded Standard Oil in 1870 and ran it until he retired in 1897. After his retirement from business, Rockefeller devoted himself to philanthropic works. A print from People, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential, by Readers Union, the Grosvenor Press, London, 1956.
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Robert Baden-Powell at home with his dogs, c1929, (1935). Creator: Unknown
Robert Baden-Powell at home with his dogs, c1929, (1935). English soldier Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Viscount Baden-Powell (1857-1941) became famous as the defender of Mafeking in the Boer War (1899-1902). He later founded the Boy Scouts (1908), Girl Guides (1910) and Wolf Cubs (1916). He is seen here in Scout uniform. From "The Silver Jubilee Book - The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures". [Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1935]
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Captain John Smith, Virginia colonist, 1624, (1893). Artist: Unknown
Captain John Smith, Virginia colonist, 1624, (1893). Smith (1580-1631) established the first permanent English colony in North America, at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. From the map of New England in his Generall Historie of Verginia, 1624. An illustration from A Short History of the English People, by J R Green, illustrated edition, Volume III, Macmillan and Co, London, New York, 1893. (Colorised black and white print).
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