'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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