First vinyl records make a comeback, and then telegrams? The website Telegramstop will let you write a telegram online, and send it anywhere, for just a few bucks, $4.70 actually. The company is unrelated to the current Western Union, which is a worldwide service that sends money, and is ubiquitous
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Any person who lived in Virginia in the 1970s would know these regional bank jingles. “F&M’s free banking puts you and your checkbook … a jump ahead.” “Virginia National is the way Virginia Banks today.” The two banks merged, and became Sovran. Something was lost. Little was gained.
Ran across the Wells Fargo corporate history site and companion blog. The blog is called Guided By History, and it is run by Wells Fargo’s Historical Services department. Wow. Not only do they have writers blogging and posting history about Wells Fargo and its customers, but the company runs a
What happens when your brokerage brand is tarnished? Read our post on the future of Wachovia Securities, A.G. Edwards and Wheat First and Butcher & Singer. Oddly, Butcher & Singer, the Main Line Philadelphia brokerage that merged with Wheat First, has resurfaced as a brand. It will now be a
In this time when the market is down, we wonder what the late Charles Engelhard would have thought? Gold, gold, gold. Oh, and platinum, platinum, platinum. Can’t be sure about that, because he’s gone. But we guess Goldfinger would be sitting happily. Read our posts on why BASF should not
We think of all the crashed empires of today. Each generation leaves its famed bankers. We wondered what happened to Lytton Financial, which was a high flying savings and loan company, and its founder, Bart Lytton. He looks right out of the “Mr. Drysdale” California of the 1960s, doesn’t he?
There are the crashed financial empires of today, and the crashed empires of yesteryear. Each generation leaves its famed financiers. A forgotten tycoon is Lytton Financial, which was a high flying savings and loan company. Its founder, Bart Lytton, looks right out of the “Mr. Drysdale” California of the 1960s.