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Rockefeller familylocked

  • Roger J. Crum

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American family of collectors and patrons. In the second half of the 19th century John D(avison) Rockefeller sr (1839–1937) amassed a fortune through his company, Standard Oil, and other industries that placed him among the wealthiest of the pioneering American industrialists. Although he was noteworthy neither as a collector nor as a patron of art, he established a strong family tradition of public service and philanthropy, beginning with his son (1) ...

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