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The Origins of Modern Merchant Banking
The construction of the White
Pass & Yukon Railway, funded by
Close Brothers, was one of the
most extraordinary construction
achievements of the 19th century.
Photographers from around the
world flocked to this remote corner
to whet the public’s appetite for
news of its progress. Over the
next few pages we take a closer
look at this incredible project using
photographs from the time.





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