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1902: HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL (McCLURE’S MAGAZINE)

1 October, 1902 11 comments

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Download on word: 1902 october History of the Standard Oil (McCLURES MAGAZINE)

Leer en español: 1902 LA HISTORIA DE LA STANDARD OIL (McCLURES MAGAZINE)

«In 1904, female journalist Ida Tarbell exposed the unfair business 
practices of the Standard Oil Company. As a result of her expose, 
the government prosecuted the company under anti-trust legislation»
(The National Women's History Museum)

McClure's Magazine cover (November 1902). At the top we can read: ‘History of the Standard Oil, by Ida Tarbell’. The miniheadline had nothing in common with the illustration, although it is curious that they put angels to talk about the "mischiefs" of Rockefeller.

In the dawn of the Twentieth Century, John Davison Rockefeller was an oil tycoon who founded in 1870 the Standard Oil of Ohio (now ExxonMobil). Possibly he have been the richest man in History, as he was considered by the study ‘Top 10 Richest Men Of All Time’, which values his fortune in 323.4 billion dollars, while Bill Gates occupied the fourth place with “only” 124.000.000.000 $.

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