Henry Clay Frick, by Sir Gerald Festus Kelly, 1924.
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Oil on canvas of Henry Frick.

Credit: Courtesy of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

As he had planned, Henry Frick made his first million dollars by the age of thirty. An inveterate enemy of unions, Frick for decades dominated the bituminous coal industry of western Pennsylvania. A partner of Andrew Carnegie in the 1890s he became his bitter enemy after the Homestead strike of 1892.

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