Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr., as toddler and child, dated December 1894 and August 1898. Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr.
Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr., as toddler and child, dated December 1894 and August 1898

'the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman'

Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr., as toddler and child, dated December 1894 and August 1898.

Each 4 x 5-1/2 inches on studio card mounts, with name and date in ink. 1 vols. 'the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman'. Fine. Item #53785

Charming photographs of the grandson of the legendary financier J. P. Morgan.
The first portrait shows the young child (aged two) standing and holding a sailing ship (L. Alman, New York and Newport, R. I.). In the second (aged six), he is posed leaning against a stone bench before a rural backdrop (Bullingham, London).
Eldest son of Jack Morgan, "Junius Spencer, Jr., graduated from Harvard in 1914. he served as a junior officer on a destroyer off the English coast in the war, an experience that left him with shattered nerves. Tall and extraordinarily handsome, with the face of a sensitive actor, he became a Morgan partner in 1919. Warmly approachable and possessed of a dry sense of humor, Junius was probably the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman. ... Like his father and grandfather and brother, Junius became a commodore of the New York Yacht Club-the only certifiable Morgan activity that really fit him" (Chernow, The House of Morgan, p. 266).

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