Old Photos: Sowing The Seeds Of Financial Success

This is an interesting set of photos depicting stock salesmen from Bache & CO. selling their wares to Kansas farmers on location.

Life Magazine published these photos on Dec 8, 1958 in the article Grass Root Gold for Wall Street.


Stock talk engrosses Mrs. Alice Watson, Salina, Kan. antiques dealer and Harry Nickelson of Bache

Wall Street goes West, in persons of four salesmen from Bache & Co Salina, Kan office. Nattily standing in a winter wheat field are (from left) Bob Muir, Kelly Slaughter, Lyle Fackler, Harry Nichelson. They serve a growing list of farmer-investor, do not always dress so dudishly.

  • Rick

    What chutzpah!