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Amazing and historical photos of New York's financial district

Last updated on: November 28, 2011 08:51 IST

Amazing and historical photos of New York's financial district

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With time, things change, including buildings and people. Where there was just rubble, shiny and glitzy buildings come up, rivers and seas are reclaimed for entire cities and in place of selling bonds on the street corners, stock brokers wheel and deal from the comforts of modern offices.

With this in mind, let us have a look at how the now-famous New York's financial district looked like in 1900.

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Image: New York Stock Exchange in 2011.
Photographs: Reuters
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Here's what the financial district looked like in 1900, it's the corner of Broad St and Wall St.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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The curb market was the precursor to the American Stock Exchange. Before 1921, traders did business at a curbside market on Broad St.

This is a photo from 1905.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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The Broad Exchange Building was built in 1900 for financial firms like Paine Webber.

This photo depicts traders and merchants outside the building in 1906.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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A shot of the New York Stock Exchange building in 1906, from the view of the George Washington statue at Federal Hall on Wall Street.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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In its early days, there was a lot of effort made to prevent the public from seeing the inside of the NYSE, but...

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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This photo, taken in 1907, was from a secret camera hidden inside a shirt sleeve.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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The often-forgotten Consolidated Stock Exchange, which was the primary exchange for mining and oil stock.

The building opened in 1875, this photo is from 1920.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Library of Congress, United States
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This photo shows the board room of the NYSE in 1920.

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A 1921 shot of the NYSE building, the George Washington statue at Federal Hall and the financial district.

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Workers using the new quotation system at a room inside the NYSE, from 1928.

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A man operating the telephone at the NYSE, in 1928.

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A collage of images from a bird's eye view of the trading floor at the NYSE in 1933.

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Another collage of images of the trading floor, from 1955.

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This iconic image of a broker on the floor of the NYSE in 1963 depicts what life as a trader was like before advanced technology.


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