This recession definitely has seen history's largest bankruptcies. Here is a cool visualization I found on the web:
I like this visualization because of the colors appeal - the different economic sectors are classified in different colors, and it is clearly distinguishable that the finance sector had the biggest implosions. The element that I like the most about this infographic is that is to scale -- most infographics I come across are visually appealing, convey correct numerical information, but are scaled incorrectly for a deceiving (may be on purpose, or harmless mistake) visual.
GG Lehman Brothers.