Henry Villard (1835-1900)

Born in Germany, Henry Villard was a journalist and railway financier. Arriving in the U.S. in 1853 he took up newspaper reporting and won distinction for his coverage of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858. During the Civil War he wrote for New York newspapers. Beginning in 1873 he became involved in railroad financing and was eventually president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1881 Villard gained control of the New York "Evening Post."

Date:
1880 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES18309
Height:
2857px
Width:
2175px
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