Tag Archives: From the Vault

Making It in America

When we think of Gilded Age bankers, we tend to think of top-hatted men with names like Morgan, Stillman and Peabody. But there is one conspicuous exception: Amadeo Peter Giannini.

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J.P. Morgan, Railroad Referee

Bankers do a lot more than just accept deposits, make loans and underwrite securities. They give advice, warn clients against dangerous strategies—and even sometimes act as referees.

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The Circus Bank

The traveling Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus was famous for its humane animal acts. It was also famous for its bank.

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