The United States Passport Picture Of An Guggenheim Employee

The United States Passport Picture Of An Guggenheim Employee

The bearer is John P. Haggerty. His wife is included in the passport. John worked for the famous Guggenheim Brothers of New York City. (museums, charities, finance). I bought this collectible as I spotted instantly something special in his passport picture. See by yourself…

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Left: passport picture. Right: artwork of famous American painter Grant Wood

As Haggerty worked for Guggenheim it might be possible he worked for their museums and might have been interested in art. So the question is did he staged the look alike picture or was it just a pure random? However I find it quite fascinating. The Guggenheim family is an American family known for their involvement in the mining industry and later in philanthropy. The family is named after the Alsatian village GougenheimMeyer Guggenheim, a Swiss citizen of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, arrived in America in 1847. Over the next few decades, the family became known for their global successes in mining and smelting, including the American Smelting and Refining Company. Eventually the family possessed one of the largest fortunes in the world. They later became known for their philanthropy in diverse areas such as modern art and aviation, including several Guggenheim Museums as well as the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and I. M. Pei‘s Guggenheim Pavilion at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. They sold their global mining interests following World War I, then later purchased nitrate mines in Chile. Subsequently, the family largely left direct involvement in running businesses.

Grant Wood is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.paintings, his artworks are worth millions.

In addition there is a 1940 Drivers License and a 1939 Buick Title and Registration for John from Colorado and New Mexico in the document lot I bought.

The United States Passport Picture Of An Guggenheim Employee

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