Monday, January 30, 2017

Witness on the stand, January 30, 1917

Banker A. S. White who was accused of being in a stock gambling pool with a Congressman.

I don't know a great deal, indeed hardly anything about this event and how it turned out.  At least the original accusations were quite broad, and involved claims that a Senator, a Cabinet member and bankers owned a joint account in the name of the bankers where they made millions by selling stocks short just prior to Wilson's peace note.  How it turned out, I don't know.  The news had only just broken on this very recent event when this photo was taken, so presumably this photograph was taken at a hearing.

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