John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912)

Astor was an American capitalist and inventor. At the beginning of the Spanish-American War in 1898, he placed his yacht, the Nourmahal, at the disposal of the Navy Department. Astor invented several mechanical devices, including a bicycle brake. He and his wife took passage on the Titanic in 1912. She was rescued, but he drowned.

Date:
1895 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES03790
Height:
992px
Width:
672px
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