Skip to comments.Take A Tour Through The NY Stock Exchange's 221-Y/O Archives The Public Never Gets To See
Posted on 04/27/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by NYer
The storied New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan's Financial District is rich with history.
That history has been kept alive, in part, because the organization has kept thorough archives since 1792.
How many companies can say they do that?
We recently took an exclusive tour of all the cool things in the NYSE's archive collection.
We've included our tour highlights in the slides that follow.
The archives date all the way back to the founding document, the Buttonwood Agreement from 1792. It's located the NYSE heritage gallery on the 7th floor of the stock exchange building.
If you've wondered where the term 'seat on the Exchange' came from, they actually had seats. That's me sitting in a member's chair. This chair belonged to member 119 and it's from the 1865 building. (The current building was built in 1903).
The only merger between 1817 and 2006 was in 1869 when the exchange merged with the Open Board of Stockbrokers. At that time, they drafted a new constitution.
This is a photo album compiled by a member. His name was John Jacquelin. He photographed all of his fellow members from the period when he was a member (1863-1910)
What's cool is the member took it upon himself to put the photo album together.
They also have cartoons from 1929. They were all published, but the exchange was able to purchase a lot of the original artwork.
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Plenty more photographs at the source, linked above.
Very cool and what a beautiful girl.
the organization has kept thorough archives since 1792