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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: Success Is Sexy

Success Is Sexy
Dikhotomy

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Success Is Sexy

Success Is Sexy
Dikhotomy

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Success Is Sexy

Success Is Sexy
Dikhotomy

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: G.V. Yudin and V.I. Klochkov - bibliophile and St. Petersburg owner of an antique bookshop. 1890

G.V. Yudin and V.I. Klochkov - bibliophile and St. Petersburg owner of an antique bookshop. 1890. Creator: Levitskii
G.V. Yudin and V.I. Klochkov - bibliophile and St. Petersburg owner of an antique bookshop, 1890. This collection includes more than four hundred photographs of daily life in Yenisei Province in

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green, sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862

The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green, sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green [in London], sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862....a fine public monument...to the memory of the great engineer, who

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Mr. George Peabody, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Mr. George Peabody, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Mr. George Peabody, 1862. Mr. George Peabody, the well-known American banker in London, [made]...an extraordinary gift to the poor of the metropolis..."My object being to ameliorate

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The builders of the International Exhibition Building: Mr. Charles Lucas, Mr. Kelk... 1862

The builders of the International Exhibition Building: Mr. Charles Lucas, Mr. Kelk... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The builders of the International Exhibition Building: Mr. Charles Lucas, Mr. Kelk, Mr. Thomas Lucas, 1862. Lucas Brothers undertook the construction for the International Exhibition of 1862

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Commissioners of the International Exhibition of 1862. Creator: M Jackson

The Commissioners of the International Exhibition of 1862. Creator: M Jackson
The Commissioners of the International Exhibition of 1862. Top row: the Duke of Buckingham, Mr. Thomas Baring; centre: Earl Granville; bottom row: Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke and Mr

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty... 1862

The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty: the procession passing the Commercial Buildings, 1862. After the inauguration, on the 1st January, of Mr

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: Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun, USA, 1954. Creator: NASA

Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun, USA, 1954. Creator: NASA
Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun, USA, 1954. Dr. Werhner von Braun, then Chief, Guided Missile Development Operation Division at Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: SIR FREDDIE LAKER AND WIFE JACQUELINE LAKER AT HOME 21 / 08 / 1992

SIR FREDDIE LAKER AND WIFE JACQUELINE LAKER AT HOME 21 / 08 / 1992
SIR FREDDIE LAKER AND WIFE JACQUELINE LAKER AT HOME 21/08/1992

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: Doug Ellis, Chairman Aston Villa Football Club, Monday 17th October 1988

Doug Ellis, Chairman Aston Villa Football Club, Monday 17th October 1988. Our Picture Shows... Doug Ellis with his giant catch, a 27 pound Salmon, caught on the River Tay in Scotland

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Peter Stringfellow, nightclub owner pictured in New York in January 1986

Peter Stringfellow, nightclub owner pictured in New York in January 1986, where Peter is opening Stringfellows New York. He is sitting on a 45

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 New York in January 1986, where Peter is opening Stringfellows New York

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 with his wife Coral, at London Heathrow Airport. Picture taken 9th April 1986

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 his London club Stringfellows in 1987. Picture taken 13th September 1987

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Sir John Hall, property developer (knighted 1991) and life president

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, County Durham

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Charan Gill, who owns the Ashoka West End restaurant in Glasgow plans to open an Indian

Charan Gill, who owns the Ashoka West End restaurant in Glasgow plans to open an Indian restaurant in Bombay, with publican and business partner David Murphy

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: The Rolls Royce belonging to British airline entrepreneur Freddie Laker with number plate

The Rolls Royce belonging to British airline entrepreneur Freddie Laker with number plate USA, pictured in London. 22nd February 1969

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Head of Laker Airways Freddie Laker with his wife Patricia outside London law courts as

Head of Laker Airways Freddie Laker with his wife Patricia outside London law courts as they appeal against the Ministry of Trade. 26th May 1976

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Richard Branson on top of his Balloon capsule December 1997 with a small weather test

Richard Branson on top of his Balloon capsule December 1997 with a small weather test balloon in place of the lost one Branson is planning to navigate around the world

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Ghent (Gand), Belgium - Statue of / Monument to Lievin Bauwens (by sculptor Pieter De Vigne)

Ghent (Gand), Belgium - Statue of / Monument to Lievin Bauwens (by sculptor Pieter De Vigne)
Ghent (Gand), Belgium - Statue of/Monument to Lievin Bauwens (by sculptor Pieter De Vigne) in the Lieven Bauwensplein Square

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: John Fitch - American inventor of the steamboat

John Fitch - American inventor of the steamboat
John Fitch (1743-1798) - the ill-fated inventor of the steamboat, who ended his own life in Bardstown in 1798, Kentucky, USA

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Cape to Cairo, 1899. Artist: John Tenniel

Cape to Cairo, 1899. Artist: John Tenniel
Cape to Cairo, 1899. Cecil Rhodes asking the German Emperor Wilhelm II for permission for the Cape to Cairo telegraph line to be laid across German territories in Africa

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Home office

Home office
Petra Holíková

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, residence of Sir Titus Salt

Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, residence of Sir Titus Salt
Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, residence of Sir Titus Salt, businessman Date: 1877

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Cliff Richard, British pop singer

Cliff Richard, British pop singer
(Sir) Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb, b 1940), English singer, musician, performer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Cecil Rhodes (1853 - 1902), British mining magnate and politician in southern Africa who served as

Cecil Rhodes (1853 - 1902), British mining magnate and politician in southern Africa who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. Date: 1898

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: George Francis Train, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

George Francis Train, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Geo. Francis Train, between 1855 and 1865. [Entrepreneur: organised the clipper ship line that sailed around Cape Horn to San Francisco; involved in the formation of the Union Pacific Railroad

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Anson Stager, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

Anson Stager, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Anson Stager, between 1855 and 1865. [Co-founder of Western Union, first president of Western Electric Manufacturing Company, Union Army officer

Background imageEntrepreneur Collection: Marshall Jewell, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown

Marshall Jewell, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown
Marshall Jewell, 1865-1880. Jewell, Hon. Marshall, Post-Master General, between 1865 and 1880. [Manufacturer, pioneer telegrapher, telephone entrepreneur



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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.