Description eSpeed business card for Jonathan J. Uman. The old business card identifies Jonathan Uman as Managing Director, Corporate Development, for eSpeed at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Born in New Hyde Park on Long Island, Jonathan Uman lived in Westport, Connecticut, with his wife, Julie, and their two young children. He played bass guitar in a band and listened to Shakespeare during commutes to eSpeed, the Cantor Fitzgerald subsidiary where he was a director of mergers and acquisitions. On September 11, he was at work on the North Tower’s 105th floor. He was 33 years old.
Curator's Comment Business cards were ubiquitous survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Most of those in the Museum’s collection were found in recovered wallets and pocketbooks or retrieved from the paper debris that fell from the towers. Their variety is indicative of the multiplicity of companies and activities anchored at the World Trade Center.
Victims’ relatives and employees of businesses formerly located at the World Trade Center have also donated pristine business cards found at home or in jacket pockets after September 11, 2001. Such cards were often retained as souvenirs of the destroyed landmark or as evidence that placed loved ones at the World Trade Center. Business cards tied to passengers aboard the hijacked aircrafts were also found at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon crash site, and in the impact area of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. HIDE