This Day in Jewish History 1869: An Art Dealer Who Catered to Rich U.S. Businessmen Is Born

In his day, Joseph Duveen was almost as well known as some of his clients, people with names like Morgan, Mellon and Frick.

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October 14, 1869, is the birthdate of Joseph Duveen, the head of a small but lucrative art-gallery empire who administered the sale of countless art treasures from Europe to some of America’s wealthiest...