Business & Finance: Portraits v. Keys

Workpeople who have been employed 40 years by the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. of Bristol, England, are sent to sit for their portraits in oils and these are hung in the corporation's Hall of Honor.

Last week Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York promenaded the Hall of Honor with Tobacco Chairman Sir Gilbert Wills. "I am reminded," said the Duke, "of a curious American substitute for such beautiful paintings, which came to the notice of my brother."

Edward of Wales, it appeared, had been told that workpeople employed by Marshall Field & Co. of Chicago for 50 years receive a...