THOS. MELLON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Alexander Mellon 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. Thomas Alexander Mellon (1813 1908) was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His son Andrew W. Mellon (noted banker, businessman, philanthropist, and art collector) was a member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. The club, founded by Henry Clay Frick and composed of wealthy Pittsburgh industrialists including Carnegie, Andrew Mellon and Philander Knox, owned the South Fork Dam which collapsed on May 31, 1889 causing the Johnstown Flood.

Title: THOS. MELLON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

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

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35263

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Thomas Alexander Mellon