Hellman, Isaias W. Portrait, ca. 1899


Portrait of Isaias W. Hellman, ca. 1899

As the president or director of seventeen banks at various points in his career, and as one of California’s largest landowners, first-generation German immigrant Isaias W. Hellman played a central role in the development of America’s Pacific Coast. This photographic reproduction of German-Jewish artist Toby Rosenthal’s 1899 portrait painting of Hellman was published in George Ward Burton’s Men of Achievement in the Great Southwest (1904).

Source: George Ward Burton,Men of Achievement in the Great Southwest. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times, 1904, p. 52.