Early Wall Street: 1830-1940

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Early Wall Street: 1830–1940 traces the development of New York's financial district, from the low-lying city of the early 19th century, through the building boom of the 1870s and 1880s, and into the skyscraper era. A sequence of views shows 40 Wall Street as a modest three-story walk-up topped by a figure from Greek mythology, then the stately Victorian structure that replaced it, and finally, the skyscraper that missed being the tallest building in the world by a spire's length. A rare 1860s photograph captures the first New York Stock Exchange building when the marble on the exterior was still pristine. In these images, Wall Street celebrates, and Wall Street mourns. Stagecoaches clog Broadway, clipper ships dock at East River piers, and elevated trains chug through the financial district.
ISBN: 9781467122634
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jay Hoster has been collecting Wall Street material for more than 20 years. As a member of the Museum of American Finance, he has written articles for the museum's magazine on the development of the term blue chip and the background to an investing classic, Fred Schwed Jr.'s Where Are the Customers' Yachts? All the images are from his collection, including stereoviews, steel engravings, postcards, and vintage illustrations from newspapers and books.
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