Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Clinton’s business card as a Senator from New York. She held this position between 2001-2009.

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HILLARY CLINTON (1947 – )

American Politician

Clinton has been a major figure in American politics since the 1990s. She was First lady of the United States when her husband, Bill Clinton, was President between 1993-2001. After being a Senator in the 2000s, she became Secretary of State under Barack Obama from 2009-2013. Clinton ran for President in 2016 but lost to Donald Trump.

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Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martenelli
Martinelli’s calling card. It is signed by him on the reverse in 1931.

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GIOVANNI MARTINELLI (1885 – 1969)

Italian Opera Singer

Martinelli was regarded as one of the most famous tenors of the 20th Century. After Enrico Caruso’s death in 1921, he assumed many of his roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth’s business card as a columnist for the Examiner. He wrote columns for the newspaper between 1960-1967.

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KENNETH REXROTH (1905 – 1982)

American Poet

Rexroth was an influential poet and activist from the 1930s through the 1960s. Part of the counterculture, he was known as the ‘Father of the Beats’, and befriended those such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

George F. Kennan

George Kennan
Kennan’s calling card, most likely as Ambassador to Yugoslavia.

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GEORGE F. KENNAN (1904 – 2005)

American Diplomat

Kennan was an influential diplomat during the Cold War. His ideas influenced the Truman Doctrine and the containment of the Soviet Union. He became the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1952, and later, Ambassador to Yugoslavia between 1961-1963.

Philip Caldwell

Philip Caldwell
Caldwell’s business card as Chairman, also signed by him.

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PHILIP CALDWELL (1920 – 2013)

American Businessman

Caldwell was known as being both the Chairman and CEO of the Ford Motor Company during the 1980s. He oversaw the production of the Ford Taurus, and in 1990 he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Ganna Walska

Ganna Walska
Walska’s personal calling card. McCormick was the surname of her fourth husband, the businessman Harold McCormick.

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GANNA WALSKA (1887 – 1984)

Polish Opera Singer

Walska was an opera singer who became famous for her numerous marriages to wealthy men, and for her Lotusland garden in California. With her wealth she purchased the Theatre des Champs-Elysees and the Duchess of Marlborough Faberge Egg. She is considered to be the source for the character Susan Alexander in the film Citizen Kane.

Jerzy Kosinski

Jerzy Kosinski
Kosinski’s personal business card from the late 1970s.

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JERZY KOSINSKI (1933 – 1991)

Polish-American Author

Kosinski is known for his novels ‘The Painted Bird’, ‘Being There’ and ‘Steps’, which was awarded the National Book Award in 1969. Suffering multiple illnesses and accusations of plagiarism, he committed suicide at age 57.