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slimeball supreme

Prominent Americans - based on who?

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slimeball supreme

The ingame cigarette collection 'Prominent Americans' has a bunch of really interesting historical figures

 

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A few are kind of easy to figure out, mainly Alfred Macalister (William McKinley, president during events of the game), Leviticus Cornwall (obviously in the story but I assume a mishmash of various tycoons like Carnegie, Vanderbilt and Rockerfeller) and Thaddeus Waxman (Theodore Roosevelt, becomes president later and a good tipoff about him is the hunting equipment in the background) but the rest I'm mostly lost on. Anyone have any ideas?

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RJX74

Are the generals based on Grant and Lee? (I'm not American so I couldn't say for sure).

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Fluffy Sock

J. D. McKnight, banker -> J. P. Morgan, I think

 

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slimeball supreme
2 hours ago, RJX74 said:

Are the generals based on Grant and Lee? (I'm not American so I couldn't say for sure).

i was thinking that too though im not sure. we dont hear too much about palmer but we do hear a lot of info about quincy harris - mostly through monuments dedicated to him and a couple of notes.

 

a lot of those lead me to believe he's based on general john bell hood - because of the similar hair, because both became less respected over the years (quincy having his statue in saint denis vandalised with 'coward'), hood's commanding of the 1864 franklin-nashville campaign and quincy's commanding of the 1864 battle of scarlett meadows, and a few other tidbits. but the battle of scarlett meadows seems to be based on the red river campaign so idk

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MarlboroMan1995

Henrietta Beatrice Woods has got to be Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “uncle Toms cabin”.

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Boozey St James
13 hours ago, MarlboroMan1995 said:

Henrietta Beatrice Woods has got to be Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “uncle Toms cabin”.

Came here to say that! 

 

Is Lilian supposed to be Clara Bow by any chance? 

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Grotti Vigilante

Leviticus Cornwall is most definitely similar to Andrew Carnegie even to the point of resemblance. Carnegie was a steel mill tycoon while Cornwall is an oil tycoon. However, they both hired the Pinkertons to sort out an issue with people affecting their work. Carnegie hired them to deal with the Homestead Strike and Cornwall hires them to defeat the Van Der Linde Gang who are robbing his trains and disrupting his businesses.

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slimeball supreme
9 hours ago, Boozey St James said:

Is Lilian supposed to be Clara Bow by any chance? 

they look very similar but i don't think so, clara bow was born around 1905 or so and powell is more of a writer/socialite/whatever

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lol232
On 1/18/2019 at 1:44 AM, RJX74 said:

Are the generals based on Grant and Lee? (I'm not American so I couldn't say for sure).

Definitely. Quincy Harris has the Confederate flag behind him (not to mention gray uniform). Definitely General Lee. IIRC he was popular was deemed very noble years after the war. So obviously General Grant is the other one.

 

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MarlboroMan1995
37 minutes ago, lol232 said:

Definitely. Quincy Harris has the Confederate flag behind him (not to mention gray uniform). Definitely General Lee. IIRC he was popular was deemed very noble years after the war. So obviously General Grant is the other one.

 

I have to disagree with Quincy Harris being gen. Lee due to no resemblance. For the u.s. general, he looks for like George McClellan. Look him up!

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CryptReaperDorian

A quick Google for "famous railroad speculators of the 19th century," I'd guess that Harvey Griggs is based on either Jay Gould or Jay Cooke. It's more likely the former, I'd say.

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MarlboroMan1995

Pres. Fisher really reminds me of confederate pres., and prior to that u.s. senator Jefferson Davis; wouldn’t make sense here though. He could be Andrew Jackson, maybe. 

 

Idk how much physical resemblance matters here though! Pres. Macalister does not favor real life Pres. McKinley but senator waxman does have some resemblance to pres. Theodore Roosevelt. The gesture with the fist was used by teddy as well. 

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Cutter De Blanc

President Fisher looks like Millard Fillmore crossed with Ben Franklin

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lol232
On 1/19/2019 at 5:53 AM, MarlboroMan1995 said:

I have to disagree with Quincy Harris being gen. Lee due to no resemblance. For the u.s. general, he looks for like George McClellan. Look him up!

Actually, he really does!

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