S. V. WHITE
OCT 4 1898
Yet another participant in the volume The Stock Exchange in Caricature is featured today: Stephen V. White. Stephen White was born in North Carolina to a Quaker family. Quakers were anti-slavery, and after the Nat Turner rebellion the family moved to Illinois. He studied law in St. Louis, but eventually moved to New York to become a banker, organizing his firm S. V. White & Co is 1882. He lost everything in a failure of his firm in 1891 but managed to pay a million dollars back to creditors and rebuild his fortune in a short period of time. He was elected to congress from New York for one term and was a serious astronomer.
The quatrain from The Stock Exchange in Caricature summarizes White's business acumen and passion for astronomy:
And the caricaturist does the same:
Stephen V. White from King's Views of the New York Stock Exchange