Rare Signed Photograph of Alfred P. Sloan
Alfred P. Sloan Signed Photograph.
Sloan, Alfred P.$2,500.00
Item Number: 82378
Photograph of legendary executive Alfred Sloan, boldly signed “Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., May 1 ,1937.” Framed in a custom gilt stamped morocco frame. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Photographs signed by Sloan are rare.
Alfred P. Sloan was a long-time president, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation. Sloan, first as a senior executive and later as the head of the organization, helped GM grow from the 1920s through the 1950s, decades when concepts such as the annual model change, brand architecture, industrial engineer, automotive design (styling), and planned obsolescence transformed the industry, and when the industry changed lifestyles and the built environment in America and throughout the world. Sloan's memoir, My Years with General Motors, written in the 1950s exemplified Sloan's vision of the professional manager and the carefully engineered corporate structure in which he worked. It is considered one of the seminal texts in the field of modern management education.