Morgan, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, and Ford. Their names are part of history and synonymous with the American dream. These men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Their efforts transformed a country and their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies, and influenced major events of their day—from the Civil War to the Great Depression.
Twelve million historical negatives from the Library of Congress, many made available for the first time, are brought to life to offer an unprecedented view of America's Industrial Age and the men who built it.