William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885)

William Henry Vanderbilt was the son of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt. He became the head of a railway trust and was strongly opposed to government regulation of the railway industry. Vanderbilt was given control of the Staten Island Railroad in 1857, named vice-president of the New York and Harlem Railroad in 1864, acquired other railways, and became president of the New York Central Railroad in 1877.

Date:
1875 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES18265
Height:
2950px
Width:
2349px
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