The summary of the display reads, “Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the fifty most formative years America has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way.”
The additional elements included in the display are a “Standard Oil Trust” certificate signed by J.D. Rockefeller, a White House visitor card signed by Andrew Carnegie, a Hudson New York Railroad stock certificate signed by J.P. Morgan, and a partial document signed by Cornelius Vanderbilt — all authenticated by JSA Authentication.