"...outwardly and according to its balance sheer, the [Knickerbocker] Trust Company was flourishing..."
From the Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner (yes from Darden) and Sean Carr (also from Virginia)
Interestingly, this was the "panic" that resulted in a Fed. From Wikipedia:
"The resulting Panic of 1907 exacerbated an ongoing decline in the stock market that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose 48% of its value from January 1906 to November 1907. The banking crisis is also seen as the final straw that led Congress to form the Federal Reserve System in 1913"