Charles F. Pfister, Henry C. Payne, and Frank G. Bigelow | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Charles F. Pfister, Henry C. Payne, and Frank G. Bigelow

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DESCRIPTION

Studio group portrait of (left to right) Charles F. Pfister, Henry C. Payne, and Frank G. Bigelow.

Pfister was a Milwaukee financier, who - among numerous business interests - was the owner of the Pfister Hotel and the Milwaukee Sentinel; see also Image ID# 62417).

Payne served as director of the First National Bank of Milwaukee, president of the Wisconsin Telephone Company, Milwaukee and Northern Railroad, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company, Milwaukee and Cream City Traction Company, and the American Street Railway Association. In 1893 he was appointed receiver for the bankrupt Northern Pacific Railway. He also served as the 40th U.S. Postmaster General, 1902-04.

Bigelow was president of the First National Bank of Milwaukee.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 60803

Creation Date: 1902 

Creator Name: Stein, Simon Leonard

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Stein Photograph Collection, 1883-1884, ca. 1900-ca. 1938

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 2.19(3)

Original Dimensions: 12.5 x 17.5 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

No biographical sketches are attached to this portrait. Frank G. Bigelow, according to his obituary in the Milwaukee Sentinel on 10 June 1932, "was convicted in 1905 of speculations which resulted in a shortage of some $1,600,000 in the funds of his institution." He was released from Leavenworth Penitentiary in March 1911, and lived "in comparative seclusion with relatives" in Minneapolis. He is buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.

SUBJECTS

Bankers

Businessmen

Clothing and dress

Executives

Indoor photography

Men

Moustache

Persons

Portraits, Group

Suits (Clothing)

Work

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