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Wall Street, New York.

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Wall Street, New York.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

New York City -- Wall Street -- 1800s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC NEW YC-Wal-18
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899
Pedestrians -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Statues -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899
Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.) -- 1800-1899
U.S. Sub-Treasury (New York, N.Y.) -- 1800-1899
Content : Title from folder.

Content : Printed on border: "This great centre of the monetary interests of the continent diverges from Broadway immediately opposite Trinity Church. It runs thence to the East River, and there connects with the ferry to Montague Street, Brooklyn. The region is perhaps the most active one on the continent, being the great nerve-centre of finance and the monetary interests connected with commerce, industry, and transportation. The street marks the northern walled enclosure of old Manhattan and the later colonial period ; hence its name, Wall Street. It is flanked by numerous substantial structures, the headquarters of finance and banking, the more notable of which are the U.S. Sub-Treasury and the U.S. Custom House. The former is a massive building of white marble, in the Doric style, with a front of Corinthian columns at the top of a flight of marble steps. On its site originally stood the old Federal Hall, from the balcony of which Washington delivered his first address as President. A large bronze statue of Washington fronts the building. Next to it is the U.S. Assay Office, and a little farther down, on the opposite side, is the Custom House, with its array of heavy granite columns. In the neighborhood are the offices of the great banking houses, and near the corner of Broad Street stands the Stock Exchange. Here the strangest scenes of tumult and excitement are to be witnessed daily as the financial barometer hourly rises and falls.

Source note: America from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico. (New York: James Clarke, c1894) Cromwell, George Reed (b. 1835), Editor.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : b ; 31 x 21 cm. (12 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1617040
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17097201
Barcode : 33333159179460
UUID: a16de760-c55b-012f-9c44-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Wall Street, New York." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-06d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Wall Street, New York." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 9, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-06d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Wall Street, New York. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-06d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Wall Street, New York.