The Great Crash

October 24, 1979 – April 20, 1980

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Room 203

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Mark the 50th anniversary of Wall Street's "Black Thursday" in 1929 with this exhibition focusing on the personalities who shaped the times.

Portraits on view include Samuel Insull, utilities genius; William Crapo Durant, founder of General Motors; Irving Fisher, Yale University professor of economics; Roger Babson and Paul Warburg, business analysts; Thomas Lamont, senior partner of J.P. Morgan; Richard Whitney, Stock Exchange official; and John D. Rockefeller.

Also on view are 34 cartoons of the period, on loan from the New York Stock Exchange.



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