Wall Street, New York
Wallach Division Picture Collection
New York City -- Wall Street -- 1800s
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1894
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC NEW YC-Wal-18
TopicsWall Street (New York, N.Y.)Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899Pedestrians -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Statues -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1800-1899Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.) -- 1800-1899U.S. Sub-Treasury (New York, N.Y.) -- 1800-1899
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print : b ; 31 x 21 cm. (12 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17097201Barcode: 33333159179460Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a16de760-c55b-012f-9c44-58d385a7bc34
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