J. J. BOOTH [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of James J. Booth extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by A. Warner. James J. Booth was born in 1836 in Cheshire, England where early in life he worked in a cotton factory. He ran away from home in 1854 and came to America settling in Pittsburgh where he learned the bricklayer's trade. In 1878 he established the firm of Booth & Flinn and began the manufacture of bricks. In addition to street paving, they built the Citizens' Traction Railway and the Central. With his great financial success, Booth became a director of the Commercial National Bank, the Commonwealth Trust Company and the Oakland Savings and Trust Company. He was also director of the National Fire-Proofing Company.

Title: J. J. BOOTH [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35284

Keywords: Pennsylvania James J. Booth