Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1927)
August 12,1856 in New York City, James Buchanan
Brady was a financier and philanthropist noted for
his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious
jewelry and enormous appetite.
an extremely successful salesman for the New York
Central Railroad., he drew large commissions and was
soon a multimillionaire. As his wealth increased, so
did his reckless generosity, penchant
for the good life, and his display of clothes and
jewelry. He handed out cash liberally and forgave
debts freely. A lavish entertainer, frequently seen
at the theater and luxuries clubs, he drew great
attention with his diamond rings and jewelry and
handed out $100 bills as tips. He rarely was seen in
public without one of the his great gems prominently
displayed, thus acquiring the name "Diamond Jim"
1912 he donated a fortune to John's Hopkins Hospital
in Baltimore. Isaac's continues his tradition of
generosity in introducing "Diamond Jim Brady Night"
Diamond Jim Brady Night
Served Monday & Tuesday Evenings 4:00-9:30pm