Monday, December 12, 2011

New York Stock Brokers: Kissam, Whitney & Company


KISSAM, WHITNEY & CO.
SEPT   18  1899
NEW YORK.

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Benjamin Kissam, father of Samuel Kissam, and progenitor of the original Wall Street firm.  Painting by John Singer Sargent.  Benjamin's sister, and Samuel Kissam's aunt, Maria Louise Kissam Vanderbilt, was married to William Henry Vanderbilt I.  William Henry Vanderbilt was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt.  Cornelius built the orginal Vanderbilt fortune from nothing; his son William more than doubled the fortune after his father died.

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