Hellman, Herman Portrait, ca. 1906

ca. 1906

Portrait of Herman Hellman, ca. 1906

Isaias Hellman’s younger brother Herman, who emigrated with him in 1859, achieved great success as a businessman in his own right. In 1871, he became one of the founders of Hellman, Haas & Co.; he sold all of his shares in 1890, the year in which Isaias moved to San Francisco and Herman took over as Vice-President of Farmers and Merchants Bank. In 1903, Herman assumed the presidency of Merchants National Bank. Over his career, he served in executive positions at twelve Southern California banks. This photograph shows him at approximately age sixty-three.

Source: Robert Jones Burdette, ed. Greater Los Angeles and southern California, their portraits and chronological record of their careers. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, p. 70.