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Andrew Carnegie death....
Item # 537703
August 12, 1919
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, August 12, 1919
* Andrew Carnegie death
* 1st report
This 18 page newspaper has a three line, two column headline on the front page: "Andrew Carnegie Goes Way of All the Earth After Giving Millions" with subhead: "Famous Ironmaster and Philanthropist Dies of Pneumonia, After Brief Illness--His Life Story Remarkable .
Much more on his death on page 5 with photo.
Other news of the day throughout. Usual browning with some margin wear and a stain across the mentioned report (see photo), otherwise good.
source: wikipedia: Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835August 11, 1919) was a Scottishindustrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel.
Carnegie is known for having built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in United States history, and, later in his life, giving away most of his riches to fund the establishment of many libraries, schools, and universities in America, Scotland and other countries throughout the world. Carnegie, a poor boy with fierce ambition, a pleasant personality, and a devotion to both hard work and self-improvement, started as a telegrapher. By the 1860s, he had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built wealth as a bond salesman raising money in Europe for American enterprises.
Steel was where he found his fortune. In the 1870s, he founded the Carnegie Steel Company, a step which cemented his name as one of the Captains of Industry. By the 1890s, the company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. He sold it to J.P. Morgan's US Steel in 1901 and devoted the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, and scientific research
Category: The 20th Century