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Entrepreneur Collection

"Entrepreneur: The Visionaries Who Shape History" From Cecil Rhodes to Davie, entrepreneurs have always been the driving force behind societal progress

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956)

John D Rockefeller, American industrialist, late 19th century (1956). Rockefeller (1839-1937) made his fortune in the petroleum industry

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero

Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, making peace with the Matabele, 1896

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes

The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes
Rhodes was a diamond and gold mining entrepreneur and worked for the De Beers Mining Company. He was born on the 5th July 1853 and died March 26th 1902

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Olivia Newton John, pop singer aged 22, February 1971

Olivia Newton John, pop singer aged 22, February 1971. Her single If Not For You was currently at No.17 in the charts, when this picture was taken

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Freddie Laker at Woodcote Park Stud Farm near Epsom in Surrey. 27th January 1960

Freddie Laker at Woodcote Park Stud Farm near Epsom in Surrey. 27th January 1960

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
The Rhodes Colossus, 1892. Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), English-born South African businessman and statesman, shown striding across Africa from Cape Town to Cairo with a telegraph wire

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: What now for the Beatle-maker? Brian Epstein - English music entrepreneur who managed The

What now for the Beatle-maker? Brian Epstein - English music entrepreneur who managed The Beatles from 1962 until his death in 1967. Date: 1966

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Peter Stringfellow, owner of Cinderellas in Leeds in the 1970s

Peter Stringfellow, owner of Cinderellas in Leeds in the 1970s and Stringfellows in London in the 1980s. Pictured in 1996 at Stringfellows in London with the dancers who dance at the club

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore

George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore
GEORGE CALVERT, first lord BALTIMORE (1580 - 1632) Colonial entrepreneur, who acquired Maryland, though he never visited there. Date: circa 1610

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Menpes 1900

Cecil Rhodes / Menpes 1900
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, on horseback at his home at Grote Schuur, 1900

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Emilie Floege, 1902 (oil on canvas)

Emilie Floege, 1902 (oil on canvas)
XAM38238 Emilie Floege, 1902 (oil on canvas) by Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918); 181x84 cm; Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria; (add.info)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Karen Stringfellow, (aged 23) heiress and daughter for Peter Stringfellow

Karen Stringfellow, (aged 23) heiress and daughter for Peter Stringfellow. Peter Stringfellow, owner of Cinderellas in Leeds in the 1970s and Stringfellows in London in the 1980s

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: J.J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Shows railroad executives James Jerome Hill and Carl Raymond Gray

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: J. J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J. J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J. J. Hill & Carl Gray, between c1910 and c1915. Shows railroad executives James Jerome Hill (1838-1916) and Carl Raymond Gray (1867-1939)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: William Crooks, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

William Crooks, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
William Crooks, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the William Crooks, the first locomotive in Minnesota which was built in 1861

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: J.J. Hill, L.W. Hill, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.J. Hill, L.W. Hill, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.J. Hill, L.W. Hill, between c1910 and c1915. Shows railroad executive James Jerome Hill (1838-1916) with son Lewis W. Hill

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: F.C. Smith, Madeleine Smith, Mrs. E. Holmes, Louise Day, Margaret Smith... between c1910 and c1915

F.C. Smith, Madeleine Smith, Mrs. E. Holmes, Louise Day, Margaret Smith... between c1910 and c1915
F.C. Smith, Madeleine Smith, Mrs. E. Holmes, Louise Day, Margaret Smith (Mrs. K. Easton), R.A.C. Smith & wife, between c1910 and c1915. Shows New York City Commissioner of docks Robert A.C

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: A diagram of Arkwright's water frame

A diagram of Arkwright's water frame
5310187 A diagram of Arkwright's water frame; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a diagram Richard Arkwright's water frame)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: A steam locomotive used for Carl Roman Abt's rack railway system

A steam locomotive used for Carl Roman Abt's rack railway system
5308345 A steam locomotive used for Carl Roman Abt's rack railway system.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a steam locomotive used for Roman Abt's rack railway system)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Richard Arkwright's water fame spinning machine

Richard Arkwright's water fame spinning machine
5310002 Richard Arkwright's water fame spinning machine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Richard Arkwright's water fame spinning machine)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Mark Twain

Mark Twain
3586037 Mark Twain; (add.info.: Illustration of Mark Twain (1835-1910) an American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The home of Josiah Wedgwood

The home of Josiah Wedgwood
3585811 The home of Josiah Wedgwood; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the home of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) an English potter and entrepreneur. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The work room of Josiah Wedgwood

The work room of Josiah Wedgwood
3585809 The work room of Josiah Wedgwood; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the work room of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) an English potter and entrepreneur

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens
3586177 Werner von Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Werner von Siemens (1816-1892) a German inventor, industrialist and brother of Friedrich Siemens

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Portrait of Fukazawa Yukichi

Portrait of Fukazawa Yukichi
3521933 Portrait of Fukazawa Yukichi; (add.info.: Portrait of Fukazawa Yukichi (1835-1901) a Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio University

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Mark Twain

Mark Twain
3586038 Mark Twain; (add.info.: Photograph of Mark Twain (1835-1910) an American writer humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Friedrich Siemens

Friedrich Siemens
3586180 Friedrich Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Friedrich Siemens (1826-1904) a German entrepreneur and brother of Werner von Siemens. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: John Robinson Whitley

John Robinson Whitley
3585859 John Robinson Whitley; (add.info.: Portrait of John Robinson Whitley (1843-1922) an English entrepreneur and philanthropist. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The home of Josiah Wedgwood

The home of Josiah Wedgwood
3585810 The home of Josiah Wedgwood; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the home of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) an English potter and entrepreneur. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Carl Wilhelm Siemens

Carl Wilhelm Siemens
3585757 Carl Wilhelm Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Carl Wilhelm Siemens (1823-1883) a German-born engineer and entrepreneur. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: An unbuilt design for a memorial to Josiah Wedgwood

An unbuilt design for a memorial to Josiah Wedgwood
3585813 An unbuilt design for a memorial to Josiah Wedgwood; (add.info.: Engraving depicting an unbuilt design for a memorial to Josiah Wedgwood)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Tale of a Tea-kettle (London, 1844). Wood engraving

The Tale of a Tea-kettle (London, 1844). Wood engraving
541201 The Tale of a Tea-kettle (London, 1844). Wood engraving.; (add.info.: James Watt as a boy watching the kettle boiling in the fire)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Edward Watkin

Edward Watkin
3586436 Edward Watkin; (add.info.: Engraved portrait of Edward Watkin (1819-1901) a British member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Carl Wilhelm Siemens

Carl Wilhelm Siemens
3585756 Carl Wilhelm Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Carl Wilhelm Siemens (1823-1883) a German-born engineer and entrepreneur. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Julia and Eric Morley, British TV host and the founder of the Miss World pageant

Julia and Eric Morley, British TV host and the founder of the Miss World pageant and Come Dancing TV programme, attending a press reception at the Britannia Hotel, London

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Doug Ellis, Birmingham Travel Agent, Sunflight, pictured with wife

Doug Ellis, Birmingham Travel Agent, Sunflight, pictured with wife, Heidi Marie Kroeger at Ascot Racecourse, Royal Ascot, Hunt Cup Day, Wednesday 16th June 1965. Our Picture Shows

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Lady Mae Hall, wife of Sir John Hall property developer (knighted 1991

Lady Mae Hall, wife of Sir John Hall property developer (knighted 1991) and life president and former chairman of Newcastle United football club (1992 to 1997), pictured at Wynyard Hall Estate

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Kaiser Karl V. Bei Fugger in Augsburg, 1530. German businessman

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Portrait of Samuel Morley

Portrait of Samuel Morley
672564 Portrait of Samuel Morley; (add.info.: Samuel Morley (15 October 1809 - 5 September 1886), was an English woollen manufacturer, philanthropist, dissenter (Congregationalist), abolitionist

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Portrait of William Henry Smith

Portrait of William Henry Smith
672556 Portrait of William Henry Smith; (add.info.: William Henry Smith (24 June 1825 - 6 October 1891) was an English bookseller and newsagent of the family firm W H Smith

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving)

Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving)
541195 Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving); (add.info.: Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor, was born at Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens
3586179 Werner von Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Werner von Siemens (1816-1892) a German inventor, industrialist and brother of Friedrich Siemens

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens
3586178 Werner von Siemens; (add.info.: Portrait of Werner von Siemens (1816-1892) a German inventor, industrialist and brother of Friedrich Siemens

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929)

Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929)
865198 Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929); (add.info.: Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929) American inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, born at Euclid Township, Ohio

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: A train on the Mount Pilatus rack railway

A train on the Mount Pilatus rack railway
5308352 A train on the Mount Pilatus rack railway.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a train on the Mount Pilatus rack railway designed by Carl Roman Abt)

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: William Penn arrives in Upland, Chester, Province of Pennsylvania in 1682. William Penn, 1644 - 1718

William Penn arrives in Upland, Chester, Province of Pennsylvania in 1682. William Penn, 1644 - 1718
2956615 William Penn arrives in Upland, Chester, Province of Pennsylvania in 1682. William Penn, 1644 - 1718. English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Emanuel De Geer, 1624-1692, 1656. Creator: Bartholomeus van der Helst

Emanuel De Geer, 1624-1692, 1656. Creator: Bartholomeus van der Helst
Emanuel De Geer, 1624-1692, 1656

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Louis De Geer d.y. 1622-1695, mill owner, 1656. Creator: Bartholomeus van der Helst

Louis De Geer d.y. 1622-1695, mill owner, 1656. Creator: Bartholomeus van der Helst
Louis De Geer d.y. 1622-1695, mill owner, 1656



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"Entrepreneur: The Visionaries Who Shape History" From Cecil Rhodes to Davie, entrepreneurs have always been the driving force behind societal progress. They possess an unwavering determination and a relentless pursuit of their dreams, making them true heroes in their own right. Take The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes for example - a man whose ambition knew no bounds. His legacy as a mining magnate and politician still echoes through time, leaving an indelible mark on Africa's history. In 1892, artist Edward Linley Sambourne captured the essence of this entrepreneurial spirit in "The Rhodes Colossus. " This masterpiece immortalizes Rhodes' larger-than-life persona and his influential role in shaping nations. But entrepreneurship is not limited to men alone; women like Olivia Newton John have also made their mark. At just 22 years old, this pop singer became an icon with her talent and business acumen that propelled her career to new heights in February 1971. Freddie Laker was another trailblazer who revolutionized the aviation industry. Pictured at Woodcote Park Stud Farm near Epsom in Surrey on January 27th, 1960, Laker's innovative approach challenged traditional norms and democratized air travel for millions around the world. John D Rockefeller stands tall among American industrialists of the late 19th century (1956). His astute business strategies paved the way for modern capitalism while amassing immense wealth that shaped industries far beyond his time. Brian Epstein may be known as "the Beatle-maker, " but he was more than just a music entrepreneur managing one of history's greatest bands. He symbolized innovation and risk-taking within an ever-changing industry - constantly pushing boundaries to redefine success. George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore, exemplified entrepreneurial spirit by founding Maryland as a haven for religious freedom amidst adversity. His vision laid the foundation for future generations seeking refuge and opportunity.