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Stock Exchange

Artist/Maker: Nat Lowell (United States (b. Latvia), 1880-1956)

Date: ca. 1900
Medium: etching
Sight: 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. (29.8 x 22.5 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (41.9 x 30.8 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. David Klein
Object number: 61.127.000
DescriptionIn 1792 twenty-four brokers met on what is now Wall Street and set a minimum commission on the sale of stocks. Wall Street actually takes its name from the cross path that linked the two sides of a wooden wall built around New Amsterdam by the Dutch in fortification against the English in the mid 1600s. The cool neo-classical temple façade, featuring Corinthian columns and eleven pedimental figures, belies the frenzy of activity that goes on daily behind the doors of perhaps the world's most powerful financial institution.
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