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Andrew Carnegie Issue

4c Andrew Carnegie single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1171
Description:

This Andrew Carnegie Issue stamp features a portrait of Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. After working cotton factory and telegraph office as a boy, Carnegie went to work with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Carnegie became a “self-made” man by learning about investments and cost management. He left the company to start the Keystone Bridge Company and consolidated his iron and steel assets to create the Carnegie Steel Company. He made his fortune from the steel industry. He was a philanthropist, whose donations helped to establish such places as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC.

United States; Scotland; Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania; Andrew Carnegie; industrialist; philanthropist; businessman; steel; industry; investment; railroad; company; portrait

Date:
November 25, 1960
Medium:
paper; ink (deep claret); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5362
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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