Emanuel Lehman

Emanuel Lehman (1828-1907) was one of three Jewish-German immigrant brothers whose cotton brokerage, founded in Montgomery during the mid-nineteenth century, eventually expanded to become the financial conglomerate Lehman Brothers. In 1858 Emanuel opened a branch of the company's cotton brokerage in New York City, which became the company's headquarters following the Civil War. The firm collapsed in the wake of the 2007 mortgage crisis.

Photograph from the Herbert H. Lehman Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University