Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

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

Charles F. Pfister, Henry C. Payne, and Frank G. Bigelow | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Studio group portrait of (left to right) Charles F. Pfister, Henry C. Payne, and Frank G. Bigelow.<p>Pfister was a Milwaukee financier, who - among numerous business interests - was the owner of the Pfister Hotel and the <i>Milwaukee Sentinel</i>; see also Image ID# 62417).<p>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.<p>Bigelow was president of the First National Bank of Milwaukee.
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:Julian H. Stein Studio (Milwaukee, Wis.) : Stein photograph collection, 1883-1884, circa 1900-circa 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
Businessmen
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Portraits, Group
Bankers
Executives
Suits (Clothing)

How to Purchase a Copy

For Your Personal Use

Buy

Such as home display or a gift.

For Commercial or Non-Profit Use

Buy

Such as publication, web, public display or film.

By clicking "BUY" you agree to our Terms of Use.

10-percent discount for Society Members.

Image-purchasing questions? Please Contact Us.

RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. <p>Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.</p>
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

How to View in Person

To view this image, visit the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor at the Society Headquarters building in Madison, WI. Print out this index page and present it to the librarian. Use the links below to plan your visit to the Society's Archives.

Checking Out Materials

Visual materials in the Archives do not circulate and must be viewed in the Society's Archives Research Room.

How to Cite

For the purposes of a bibliography entry or footnote, follow this model:

Wisconsin Historical Society Citation
Wisconsin Historical Society, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Citation
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).

Have Questions?

Contact our Archives staff by email.