A few snap-shots at the "powers that be" in the average commercial house

Author:
Ehrhart, S. D. (Samuel D.), approximately 1862-1937
Date:
1897-06-16
Description:
The employees of a commercial establishment take credit and responsibility for the success of a business. Those depicted are the "Office Boy," the "Typewriter" secretary, a "Bookkeeper," "Drummer," "Freight Elevator" operator, a "Bill Collector," "Foreman," and an "Office-Cleaner." At center, the business owner sits at a desk and prays to that "divine and merciful Providence which watches over fools."
Subject:
Businesspeople, Commerce, Industrial relations
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288570
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