Andrew Carnegie, by B. L. H. Dabbs, 1896.
flipFlip to William B. Wilson, National Secretary Treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America circa 1908.
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Formal portrait of Andrew Carnegie standing and leaning on the back of a leather chair.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

In the late 1800s, Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie embodied rags-to riches dreams of American immigrants. Born in Scotland, Carnegie came to Pittsburgh as a child with his parents, and worked his way up from a bobbin boy in a cotton mill to messenger boy to owner of one of the nation's largest and most profitable industrial enterprises, the Carnegie Steel Company.

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