Rockefeller, John D. and Son, ca. 1915

ca. 1915

John D. Rockefeller and Son, ca. 1915

By the turn of the century, large consolidated corporations exerted vast economic and political control in the United States. At the time, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil dominated the American oil industry. Here, he is shown (on the left) walking on the street in New York City with son John D. Rockefeller, Jr.